Webb Working To Be In The Mix At Safety

Missouri red-shirt freshman Braylon Webb has been working very hard this spring to get himself into the mix for one of the safety spots in the Tiger defense

Missouri Assistant Coach Barry Odom took time to visit with ShowMeMizzou.com this spring, and he talked about the safety position for the Tigers.

"We're getting better," began Coach Odom, talking about his safeties. "That's our goal. We're working hard on getting better in our habits, and our fundamentals, accountability, and consistency. That's our big focus. They're bringing it every day, and we're trying to raise the bar every day."

One of Coach Odom's charges is RSF Braylon Webb 6'0" 202 4.6, who has made a positive impression this spring. Although he's listed as a third-team safety, he's been working with the second unit as a nickel back. He took time after practice to visit with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about how spring ball has been going for him.

"It's been a lot of fun," said Webb. "Getting out there, and getting back in the rhythm of things. I'm just trying to make plays, trying to secure a spot."

Webb said that he's a lot more comfortable with his assignments this spring, and that he doesn't have to think as much about what he's supposed to be doing. He reported a 37" vertical from the pre-camp testing.

Webb said that he really likes playing in the nickel.

"It's actually fun," said Webb. "I played a lot of (nickel) in high school."

"He's a hard worker," said Coach Odom, talking about Braylon Webb. "He's playing a lot of spots for us. He's just learning as much as he can. He's young, and he makes mistakes. But, he's a heady football player. He's smart. He's intelligent, and he likes to compete."

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