As Hayden Winks wrote on Rotoworld “(Snell) had three-straight 1,000-yard, 13-touchdown seasons as an 18-, 19-, and 20-year old. They rank him lower than he should be, too. Best, Worst, Surprising Picks From Sikkema's 2021 NFL Mock Draft 2.0. In his final season with the Wildcats, he had 289 carries for 1,449 yards and 16 touchdowns. The Ohio native pumped 16 repetitions of 225-pounds on the bench press in addition to leaping 29.5 inches vertically and 119 inches broadly. I told ’em about that.”. When he comes home, he hangs with the same high school friends. “‘I want to be a Pro Bowler. Tough man to bring down 1v1. He said you can’t question Benny Snell and what he did in the SEC. However, he certainly is not very fast and caught only 29 total passes in three years at Kentucky. Should The NFL Move The Combine Out Of Indianapolis? “They will be looking at some very technical things. Jump to navigation Jump to search Benny Snell Jr. Snell in 2018. Expert Chat. Powerful running style typically ends in a gang tackle and moving the pile. We are going to make sure he stays at the same grounded level. He’s used to having to prove himself. I had one NFL GM (general manager) tell me we are looking at what this kid did. 1 Overall Picks, 5 ACC Sleepers To Keep An Eye On This Season. “At halftime I was like, ‘Yo we gotta do this,’ cause we were making stupid penalties, we were jumping offside, doing this, that and the third. The following year, he recorded 262 carries for 1,333 yards and 19 touchdowns. The big thing is did he convince them (NFL scouts) that his film is good enough for them to take him? SEC teams are scoring at a high number. Benny Snell 2019 NFL Draft Profile. and learn more. Alabama football coach Nick Saban says good defense no longer beats good offense. NFL footage © NFL Productions LLC. Benny’s record stands for itself. Thanks for reading! To get access to this and the rest of Kentucky.com, subscribe or By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky running back Benny Snell didn’t help himself at the NFL Combine last week when he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds, one of the slower times for running backs, and was also near the bottom in bench press reps. His agility score of 11.4 suggests it may be tough for him to evolve as a pass-catcher at the next level (agility score is correlated to passing game production) and his 40 time of 4.66 at 224 pounds is extremely concerning. 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. Snell is a touchdown hog whose scores were often earned and rarely given. I want to be a starter. SEC teams are piling up the points. Best Ball Coverage. White even sees a scenario where a less than brilliant combine performance might help Snell. I just go down the line, and they’re impressed.”. So where does that leave Kentucky? How durable is he? No one believe that more than UK associate head coach Vince Marrow, the man who recruited Snell to play for Kentucky. Snell continues to speak of himself in the third person with media — and during team interviews. Downhill grinder with an ability to create for himself with his vision and power, but lacking desired level of elusiveness and burst as an NFL runner. I wanna have multiple thousand-yard seasons. Good vision as a runner, won’t hesitate to bounce outside to space when nothing is available inside. “I had one NFL GM (general manager) tell me we are looking at what this kid did. @benny_snell runs an unofficial 4.67 in his second attempt at the 40-yard dash. Even on his “highlights”, he gets caught from behind a decent amount. Access premium NFL coverage 365 days a year with the RotoExperts. That’s ample more yardage than running backs ranked ahead of Snell in most mock drafts — Josh Jacobs (Alabama), Damien Harris (Alabama/Madison Southern), Devin Singletary (Florida Atlantic) and David Montgomery (Iowa State) — but also the heaviest work load. "Downhill grinder with an ability to create for himself with his vision and power, but lacking desired level of elusiveness and burst as an NFL runner. Benny Snell. CONS: Athleticism is an understandable concern. sign in. He’s used to having to prove himself. Get him in the program, lose 15 pounds, and turn into a monster. “Look at Josh (Allen). 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. It’s not just Benny,” April Snell said. Dynasty Rankings. In addition, his uncle Matt played on the New York Jets team which won Super Bowl III. Hometown Westerville, Ohio; School Westerville Central High School; Position Running Back; Status Signed Kentucky 02/23/2015 © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Squares up opponents and won’t hesitate to thump with full-speed, incoming linebackers. 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A close athletic comp for Snell is Corey Clement (hand picking a current NFL player) basically forecasts that Snell’s NFL upside is fairly limited. See what NFL likes best about Kentucky star. Calling him a great tackle-breaker is probably a stretch. Everybody will be surprised by what he does in the NFL.”. “He realizes what is ahead of him and it will be much more business oriented than college. Snell, David Montgomery, Devin Singletary and Miles Sanders all did not catch a tremendous amount of passes despite showing some aptitude for doing so. He always kept the same crowd of people in Kentucky. Snell looks like the real deal. “He wanted to prove everybody wrong about where he was rated (in recruiting) and show schools that didn’t recruit him what they missed. In all three seasons at Kentucky, he had more than a 50% share of the teams total rushing work which definitely matters when projecting players to the NFL.
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