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Benny Snell Jr - RB Kentucky

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Hes been phenomenal this year(and his entire Kentucky career). I feel like he has big potential to be a draft riser as one of the true bell cows in this draft.

5'11 222 pounds. a little slower for the 40, but I dont think this hurts him. 

This quote gets me excited as this class really seems to lack some of those workhorse type backs:

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“I don’t think he’s a first rounder, but I think the way he’s playing, his current trajectory, I think it’s going to be a hard time for him to get out of the second or third round,” said Dane Brugler, an NFL draft analyst for The Athletic. “For NFL teams, they’re looking for running backs who can take abuse and continue to do their job at a high level. Snell has shown that. He runs with a hard shoulder and can punish tacklers. A high percentage of his yardage comes after initial contact. He’s a finisher. He’s an attitude runner. That’s what NFL teams want to see.”

 

Let's talk about this guys potential.

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He's also a very skilled pass-catcher. Something the league seems to be valuing faaaaar more in their RBs that in the past. 

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I hope he plays in his bowl game.  He has bell cow potential, cat catch the ball, and is great between the tackles very good vision..  He doesn't have long speed but has plenty enough short speed to run outside.

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It's been a pleasure watching him re-write all the rushing records for UK in three years.  Little iffy about his pro potential.  He's not real shifty, but packs a mean punch and has a great attitude.  Hopefully he doesn't get thrown out of this year's bowl game.

I can't imagine he won't play in the Citrus Bowl.  He loves the fans and the U and they love him.

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6 hours ago, WampusCat43 said:

It's been a pleasure watching him re-write all the rushing records for UK in three years.  Little iffy about his pro potential.  He's not real shifty, but packs a mean punch and has a great attitude.  Hopefully he doesn't get thrown out of this year's bowl game.

I can't imagine he won't play in the Citrus Bowl.  He loves the fans and the U and they love him.

Ky could be without Allen and Snell.

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Kentucky junior RB Benny Snell rushed 26 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns in Tuesday's 27-24 bowl win over Penn State.

Snell (5'11/223) grinded out a victory for the Wildcats, and it's another productive game for the NFL prospect. As a junior, Snell rushed for a career-high 1,449 yards (5.0 YPC) along with 16 touchdowns. The Day 2 prospect exits as Kentucky's all-time career rushing leader, and he's got an electric personality that elevates his teammates. His physicality and willingness as a pass-blocker give him an outside chance at earning a late first-round pick. Let's see how he does at the NFL Combine.

Jan 1 - 4:46 PM

 

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It will be interesting to see how he grades out at the combine.  He is a hard runner that is fun to watch.

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I’ll have to watch some more video of him but to me he seems like a “stop gap” RB for an NFL team. A guy that can succeed with a feature workload since he’s a hard tough runner, but a guy that will eventually get replaced by a more talented back. He just doesn’t have great speed or agility to be a long term feature back - he would need to land in the right spot.

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11 hours ago, Dr. Octopus said:

I’ll have to watch some more video of him but to me he seems like a “stop gap” RB for an NFL team. A guy that can succeed with a feature workload since he’s a hard tough runner, but a guy that will eventually get replaced by a more talented back. He just doesn’t have great speed or agility to be a long term feature back - he would need to land in the right spot.

He has enough speed and you're definitely wrong about lack or agility.  He has agility to give.  Just watch how he jumps over and around defenders.  Add that with his ability to gain yards after contact and vision between the tackles and you have a very good RB.

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watching him a bit I see a rb who can be food, not great in the NFL. but it depends where he lands. If he lands in KC hes an immediate starter and potential rb1. Miami and I'm probably avoiding

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15 minutes ago, Dr. Dan said:

watching him a bit I see a rb who can be food, not great in the NFL. but it depends where he lands. If he lands in KC hes an immediate starter and potential rb1. Miami and I'm probably avoiding

I know what you meant, but I couldn’t help picturing Zeke’s “feed me” gesture here, and imagining poor Benny being devoured by hungrier players....

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2 hours ago, JohnnyU said:

He has enough speed and you're definitely wrong about lack or agility.  He has agility to give.  Just watch how he jumps over and around defenders.  Add that with his ability to gain yards after contact and vision between the tackles and you have a very good RB.

It's possible, I'm wrong. It's happened before. I think he could be a good but not great NFL runner.

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4 hours ago, lod001 said:

Hope he goes to a team like Dallas or ARI so I can cross him off the list.

This is where I'm at too. The more I look into several of these players in the 19 class the more I hope I can just ignore Snell. Chances are, unless he goes to the best 1 or 2 RB situations in the NFL, I won't be in a position to draft him 

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5 hours ago, lod001 said:

Hope he goes to a team like Dallas or ARI so I can cross him off the list.

I sure as hell don't.

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11 minutes ago, JohnnyU said:

I sure as hell don't.

He's a very good back. I think he's better than a guy like Howard in CHI but if he goes to a team that refuses to use him correctly, what do ya do? I know you can say that about just about everyone but he doesn't have much in the way of receiving experience. Gotta have that in today's NFL. He'd be rock solid in NFL circa1975.

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Benny Snell - RB -  Wildcats

The Athletic's Dane Brugler ranks Kentucky RB Benny Snell as the seventh best running back in the class.

Snell was sensational in his time with Kentucky, and his 1,449 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior helped the Wildcats win 10 games that includes a Citrus Bowl victory over Penn State. Brugler notes that Snell has quality vision along with prototypical size for the position (5'11/223), and that he "runs with attitude and determination." His concerns for Snell come from his athleticism -- or possibly lack thereof -- and that he doesn't have great "burst." Brugler believes he would be drafted higher in the "1995" version of the NFL, but his ability to take a hit and stay durable still makes him a valuable NFL draft prospect.

Source: The Athletic 

Jan 30 - 7:47 PM

 

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46 minutes ago, Dr. Dan said:

Ruh-Roh

Johnny won't be pleased

It’s not like I had him #1.  I have him as the sixth best RB, possibly 5th because of Rodney Anderson’s injuries the last 3 years.  I currently have him going early 2nd in dynasty drafts 

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1 hour ago, JohnnyU said:

It’s not like I had him #1.  I have him as the sixth best RB, possibly 5th because of Rodney Anderson’s injuries the last 3 years.  I currently have him going early 2nd in dynasty drafts 

I thought you had him a lot higher, like 3rd or 4th

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Benny Snell - RB -  Wildcats

Kentucky RB Benny Snell led the SEC in missed tackles forced with 46.

Snell (5'11/223) was a monster this season, rushing for 1,449 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior. He isn't currently being viewed as a top back in the draft though as the Athletic's Dane Brugler has him ranked as the No. 7 running back in this draft class. Despite putting up a lot of counting stats in college, Brugler is largely concerned about his athleticism. Snell will likely be selected sometime on Day 2.

Source: Pro Football Focus on Twitter 

Feb 3 - 2:06 PM

 

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Bleacher Report's Matt Miller mocked Kentucky RB Benny Snell to the end of Round 4.

Snell (5'11/223) is teetering on the Day 2/3 borderline, and we'll have a better feel for his landing spot after the 2019 NFL Combine. The Athletic's Dane Brugler has his worries about Snell's athleticism despite a ton of rushing production. Snell enters the combine with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, but he already has 737 carries under his belt.

Source: Bleacher Report 

Feb 8 - 8:58 PM

 

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