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jAZ
04-26-2010, 06:04 PM
Guy was supposed to be #1 overall pick (supposedly) a year ago. He leaves school as a Jr and no one drafts him.

ROFL

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2010-04-25/sports/os-jevan-snead-nfl-draft-042510_1_sam-bradford-tim-tebow-free-agent-deal

Vote: Will Jevan Snead make it with the Bucs?
April 25, 2010|By Andrea Adelson, Sentinel Staff Writer
Sam Bradford and Gerald McCoy were two of the biggest winners in the 2010 NFL Draft -- underclassmen who left school early and are set for hefty pay days.

But several players were not so lucky. Aaron Hernandez went in the fourth round. Carlton Mitchell went in the sixth. But hey, at least they got drafted.

That brings us to Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead.



When Snead declared he would skip his final year with the Rebels, many wondered why. He had a poor 2009 season, in which he threw 20 touchdowns and an SEC-high 20 interceptions and only completed 54 percent of his passes. Snead seemed to have regressed from his stellar 2008 campaign, a fine season that had Ole Miss on the tips of tongues as the No. 8 team in the AP preseason poll -- largely based on his performance. Who can forget the kerfuffle when Steve Spurrier placed Snead on his All-SEC first-team ballot at quarterback ahead of Tim Tebow?

But nobody expected him to go completely undrafted.

Now, Snead is relegated to undrafted free agent, and will have to scrap his way into the NFL. The Bucs gave Snead free-agent deal after the draft ended. His agent, Jeff Nalley, told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, "Once it gets past the fourth round, a lot of times it's just better to go undrafted. Jevan's a smart kid and he understands that. With the Bucs, he's got a really good shot to make that roster."

But isn't it an indictment against Snead that 13 quarterbacks went drafted, while he left school early only to get the big prize of a free-agent deal? Take a look at the QBs who were actually selected (among them, Tennessee's much maligned Jonathan Crompton in the fifth round to the Chargers):

Round 1

Sam Bradford, St. Louis

Tim Tebow, Denver

Round 2

Jimmy Clausen, Carolina

Round 3

Colt McCoy, Cleveland

Round 4

Mike Kafka, Philadelphia

Round 5

John Skelton, Arizona Jonathan Crompton, San Diego

Round 6

Rusty Smith, Tennessee Dan Lefevour, Chicago Tony Pike, Carolina

Round 7

Levi Brown, Buffalo Sean Canfield, New Orleans Zac Robinson, New England

CHENZ A!
04-26-2010, 06:09 PM
I didn't realize Carolina drafted Pike too. Watch him outperform Clausen.

jAZ
04-26-2010, 06:10 PM
http://www.bigblueview.com/2010/4/11/1397185/daily-nfl-draft-prospect-profile

This pre-draft article makes it sound as if teams may have passed on Snead (for among other reasons) because he made the stupid decision to enter the draft in the first place.

Not simply because he his performance made him appear to be all-arm and no-brain, but also because he was dumb enough to enter the draft.

ROFL if true.

OnTheWarpath58
04-26-2010, 08:00 PM
This is exactly the reason why you take a franchise QB when one is available, instead of thinking one will be available the following year.

This guy was universally touted as a R1 pick this time last year, and has an absolutely terrible season. And he went undrafted because of it.

There's nothing saying the same couldn't happen to Locker, Luck or Mallett.

Reaper16
04-26-2010, 08:02 PM
This is exactly the reason why you take a franchise QB when one is available, instead of thinking one will be available the following year.

This guy was universally touted as a R1 pick this time last year, and has an absolutely terrible season. And he went undrafted because of it.

There's nothing saying the same couldn't happen to Locker, Luck or Mallett.
Yup. All of the talk about Snead going into last season was assuming that Jevan would only improve on the mental part of his game with another season of SEC experience. Instead, he regressed.

The same thing could easily happen to Ryan Mallett, IMO.