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Thursday Night Prospect Watch: #4 Mississippi vs. South Carolina

Shaun Snead with the dive into a sack lol
damn, Snead looked horrible, while im betting Eric Norwood, is rising up alot of draft boards, including mine.
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Snead looks absolutely dreadful. I know one performance isn't enough to judge anyone, but I have no idea how this guy was highly rated.
Norwood looks like he could fit into a 3-4 pretty well huh?
Originally posted by crzy:
Snead looks absolutely dreadful. I know one performance isn't enough to judge anyone, but I have no idea how this guy was highly rated.


he hasnt played well this year but last year he looked pretty good and they beat florida. i still think hes a good prospect but hes killing his draft stock right now. norwood could be a nice fit here, this draft is pretty deep with 34 olbs and the ravens and pats both went back to the 4-3. we should have a shot at some good ones.
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
damn, Snead looked horrible, while im betting Eric Norwood, is rising up alot of draft boards, including mine.

No kidding! Norwood was a beast!
Originally posted by WildBill:
What does norwood normally line up as? DE or OLB and when do people see him being drafted?

It's too early to give him a grade right now, but at the end of last year, had he entered, he had first day talent and probably would have been selected in the 2nd round.

Norwood doesn't have the height teams look for (we, in particular, want 6-2 ends or taller), but his tenacity and hand-battling ability are more valuable than two inches in height. Elvis Dumervil is not tall either, yet still is a strong pass-rusher.

I still think Norwood sits as a 2nd rounder, but his stock can change greatly between now and draft time.
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Snead is Shaun Hill with a better arm. Really uncoordinated looking.
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by WildBill:
What does norwood normally line up as? DE or OLB and when do people see him being drafted?

It's too early to give him a grade right now, but at the end of last year, had he entered, he had first day talent and probably would have been selected in the 2nd round.

Norwood doesn't have the height teams look for (we, in particular, want 6-2 ends or taller), but his tenacity and hand-battling ability are more valuable than two inches in height. Elvis Dumervil is not tall either, yet still is a strong pass-rusher.

I still think Norwood sits as a 2nd rounder, but his stock can change greatly between now and draft time.

I get to watch him in games and Norwood is always creating some type of commotion. He's always getting a sack, forcing a fumble, or getting an Int return for a touchdown. He is sick and I'm glad he stayed at S.Car again this year.

at S.Car he plays the ROLB spot and if I'm not mistaken he holds the school record for sacks now with 42ish.
[ Edited by Shorteous on Sep 25, 2009 at 5:33 AM ]
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Originally posted by mayo63:
Snead is Shaun Hill with a better arm. Really uncoordinated looking.

Had you watched him play any last year you would not make this comparison. He has yet to get it going this year.

From Rob Rang on last night's performance :

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There is no denying Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead's physical talent, but as I mentioned in the previous blog entry, his inconsistent effort against Memphis gave reason for concern in tonight's game against South Carolina. After completing only 7 of the 21 passes he attempted against the Gamecocks in the loss, Snead wasn't just inconsistent, at times, he was simply bad. Snead was tentative with his reads and attempted to guide his passes, rather than unleash them with the zip he's shown in the past. Too often his passes sailed high and wide, forcing receivers to alter their routes. I never saw the confidence with which he'd shown in prior games -- certainly not the swagger he showed in games last season.

To be fair, Snead had little help. South Carolina didn't blitz as often as some expected, but were still able to consistently pressure him. Snead was also forced to throw to a group of receivers that frequently broke off their routes, dropped catchable passes or failed to drag their feet to remain in bounds.

Snead's talent, at least thus far this season, has been surpassed by his hype. At this point, he is a prospect with first round tools, but only middle round production. There certainly is plenty of time to recoup his stock, as Snead is only a junior. However, there had been plenty of speculation that Snead would be looking to cash in on potential NFL millions after a successful season. Any consideration he may have had about entering the draft early had better stop now, as his stock is falling quickly. The only way to earn it back is to re-focus and play better.
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Originally posted by Shorteous:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by WildBill:
What does norwood normally line up as? DE or OLB and when do people see him being drafted?

It's too early to give him a grade right now, but at the end of last year, had he entered, he had first day talent and probably would have been selected in the 2nd round.

Norwood doesn't have the height teams look for (we, in particular, want 6-2 ends or taller), but his tenacity and hand-battling ability are more valuable than two inches in height. Elvis Dumervil is not tall either, yet still is a strong pass-rusher.

I still think Norwood sits as a 2nd rounder, but his stock can change greatly between now and draft time.

I get to watch him in games and Norwood is always creating some type of commotion. He's always getting a sack, forcing a fumble, or getting an Int return for a touchdown. He is sick and I'm glad he stayed at S.Car again this year.

at S.Car he plays the ROLB spot and if I'm not mistaken he holds the school record for sacks now with 42ish.

He played end earlier in his career and has even shifted inside on a few occasions to DT on passing downs. Last year he moved to OLB and still is used as an end in certain formations.

Scotty M. said he looks for 3-4 OLB's usually over 6-2 (albeit we drafted Haralson who is 6")....hopefully his short frame does not keep him off of our draft board and he gets a long look from the coaching staff as he is very talented.
Double post, sorry
[ Edited by DesiDez on Sep 25, 2009 at 11:29 AM ]
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Norwood doesn't have the height teams look for (we, in particular, want 6-2 ends or taller), but his tenacity and hand-battling ability are more valuable than two inches in height. Elvis Dumervil is not tall either, yet still is a strong pass-rusher.

Don't forget Parys Haralson is listed at 6-0 as is James Harrison. But of course they weren't draft on the 1st day and Harrison was actually a UDFA.

You can be a good pash rusher and be short if they understand pad level and know how to use their hands. Norwood was very impressive last night.
[ Edited by DesiDez on Sep 25, 2009 at 11:30 AM ]
Snead was massively let down by his O line last night, if they're going to be as poor as that all year, he might be better served staing in next year for his Senior season hoping that they get better in front of him?
Hopefully, all this Snead hype will die down. He's got a strong arm, but until his accuracy improves, I don't think he can seriously be considered a top QB prospect.

I'd take an accurate arm over a strong arm any day of the week and that's what we have in Hill.

Snead, IMO, will be a great guy to draft and let sit for a few seasons until he develops. That said, I don't think you spend a 1st on someone you plan to develop for a few years.

I know it's still early in the season, but the two times I've seen him play this season, he's looked pretty bad.