By: Steve Johnson
Benny Snell Jr., RB, Kentucky
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2016: 13 games. 186 att, 1091 yards, 13 TDs; 2 rec, 39 yards
2017 13 games. 262 att, 1333 yards, 19 TDs; 10 rec, 72 yards
2018: 13 games. 289 att, 1449 yards, 17 TD; 17 rec, 105 yards
Misc. Stats: 3/7 for 59 yards, 1 TD; 8 KR for 125 yards in career
Accolades: 2017 2nd-Team All-SEC, 2018 1st-team All-SEC
History: Three-star recruit from Westerville, OH. He chose Kentucky over Boston College, Cincinnati, Iowa, Toledo, and West Virginia. Has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, will forego his Senior season.
Strengths: Good size. Tough, strong, one cut runner. Has handled a work load. Hits the whole hard, although not overly quick. Can break through arm tackles. More than reliable in pass pro, does a great job stepping up and taking on rushers. Good vision. Good hands despite not being used in the pass game. Very productive career.
Weaknesses: Lacks ideal burst. Not a space player by any means. Acceleration and wiggle is lacking. Will be able to be run down by most. Won’t be able to bust outside as effective in the NFL, as he did in college. Despite size and style, isn’t going to run many people over.
Overview: Snell is a big one cut runner. Although he wasn’t used in the passing game, he does appear to have good hands and is very good in pass pro. His lack of athleticism will hinder his upside, as he is far from a space player and can be chased down by almost anyone on defense.
Draft Projection: Early Day 3
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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