Steelers RB Benny Snell rushes for a 1-yard touchdown to put the Steelers up 38-7 with eight minutes left to play . “He realizes what is ahead of him and it will be much more business oriented than college. The big thing is did he convince them (NFL scouts) that his film is good enough for them to take him? I told ’em about that.”. sign in. . Maybe not quite as strong with his upper body, but he still has film (of his games at UK) for scouts to see,” said White. Everybody will be surprised by what he does in the NFL.”.
You may need to upgrade. How many times did he miss a hole? After essentially splitting work with Boom Johnson in 2016, Benny Snell become the Kentucky Wildcats clear lead runner in 2017. Finished inside the top-5 in yards after contact in 2018 but never showed receiving ability and didn’t test well at the Combine, limiting his projected upside.”.
Kentucky junior running back Benny Snell (5-10 3/8, 224) ran the 40-yard dash twice Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Maybe even until this time next year. When he comes home, he hangs with the same high school friends. One of the most favorable aspects of his profile from an analytics perspective is that he had a very young breakout age (18) and will be entering the NFL at 21. Myself, I wasn’t sure how agile he really was but he tested well on that, so I think he’s going to be fine.”. SECTIONS. He had three straight 1,000-yard season and became our all-time leading rusher. I seen the cameras flashing, the lights, I was like, ‘Ah, yeah, we about to do this.’ So I had fun doing it, and we completed it. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. Squares up opponents and won’t hesitate to thump with full-speed, incoming linebackers. NFL teams with whom Snell has spoken aren’t worried about that, he said. Snell is projected as a round 3-4 pick ahead of combine-drill day. Can be a bit slow to hit the hole, could stand to be more decisive as a runner (although his offensive line didn’t really define gaps for him either). “They will be looking at some very technical things. I wanna say I was able to be blessed enough to be a Hall of Famer. “One thing that separates him is he loves football, he loves the sport and he will work hard. Non-factor in space as a receiver or runner. The biggest questions about Snell regard his speed and pass-catching ability. “People who do the (NFL) mock draft boards don’t respect Kentucky as a whole. Fantasy Football Projections. “I will be around, his dad will be around. Should The NFL Move The Combine Out Of Indianapolis? Dynasty Rankings. Snell’s dynasty fantasy football value is going to be variable depending on landing spot. However, former UK running back Anthony White doesn’t think Snell did […] I think he was about where we expected he would be speed-wise. Benny Snell spoke to media during the NFL Combine on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Get the latest news sent directly to your inbox when you sign up for our FREE email newsletter TODAY! It’s not just Benny,” April Snell said. In addition, his uncle Matt played on the New York Jets team which won Super Bowl III. He said you can’t question Benny Snell and what he did in the SEC. Now my son starts another journey,” she said. Snell has times in mind he’d like to meet during his Friday drills, but would not share those marks with reporters. Despite being different sizes, I could see Snell having a similar impact in the NFL to someone like Lagarrette Blount. Alabama football coach Nick Saban says good defense no longer beats good offense.
Snell is a touchdown hog whose scores were often earned and rarely given. Used heavily as a pass protector, and with good results. If a team wanted to give him 15-18 touches per game, he showed at Kentucky that he has the strength and ability to hold up through those touches and would likely “get stronger as the game goes on” to quote an old football cliche.
Good vision as a runner, won’t hesitate to bounce outside to space when nothing is available inside. Won’t be limited by most schemes, as he was successful on power/gap runs as well as inside zone. “Actually, I’ve been admired for that,” Snell said. Unfortunately, Snell caught only 10 passes his entire sophomore season.
We are going to make sure he stays at the same grounded level. Snell is a touchdown hog whose scores were often earned and rarely given. That will be easy work for him. He needs to find the right fit to become an average RB2/RB3," Zierlein wrote. To get access to this and the rest of Kentucky.com, subscribe or Doesn’t really have the burst to capture the edge against more athletic defenses. The big thing is did he convince them (NFL scouts) that his film is good enough for them to take him? If that makes any sense. sign in. Saturday: 10 a.m. (NFL Network), 1 p.m. (ABC-36). She admits the thought of having a son in the NFL is a “little stressful” because she doesn’t know what to expect. I am a college mom. “I’m very ready,” Snell said. He said while at UK he would “catch 100 balls” in practices to work on his catching ability, and continues to put in work on that part of his game.
“I had one NFL GM (general manager) tell me we are looking at what this kid did. Myself, I wasn’t sure how agile he really was but he tested well on that, so I think he’s going to be fine.”, He succeeded at UK in part because he played with a chip on his shoulder,” White said.
I will be honest, Benny Snell Jr. looks like a pretty average runner on his Kentucky tape. Every NFL team carries a player like Snell, it is simply a matter of which team chooses to invest enough stock in him to make him worth of a hold. How durable is he?
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