Jimmy Burch reports that Jevan Snead is still considering the possibility of entering the 2010 NFL Draft. The Ole Miss quarterback endured a disastrous 2009 season despite being touted as a potential first overall pick and possible Heisman winner. There's not one stand out candidate to be the first QB off the board next year, which could help Snead if he did declare. However - his play was so bad this season it's almost unthinkable that he'd turn pro rather than try and leave on better terms next year.
Gary Klein takes a look at the USC prospects that might declare. Everson Griffen has already stated he'll turn pro in 2010, whilst it's a near shoe-in that receiver Damian Williams will do the same. Joe McKnight presents an interesting discussion point - he ended the year controversially but would possibly be the third running back off the board in 2010. Will he return to SoCal for his senior year? He has a young family to consider.
Chris Foster contemplates the potential declaration of UCLA defensive lineman Brian Price. I'll be scouting the Bruins tackle when he takes on Temple in the Eagle Bank Bowl later today. He's the PAC 10 defensive player of the year having registered seven sacks in 2009. I think it's safe to say he'll be in the NFL next year. Where he goes is unclear at this stage - Mel Kiper ranks him 10th on his big board but others are less glowing in their reports - questioning his consistency.
Matt McGuire publishes a new mock draft. He has the Seahawks taking Sam Bradford (QB, Oklahoma) and Bryan Bulaga (OT, Iowa) in the first round. It wouldn't surprise me if the Seahawks take a very serious look at Bradford in off season work outs. I'll be very surprised if Jimmy Clausen goes before Bradford - let alone first overall like we see in McGuire's mock.