Saturday, 2 January 2010
Best to declare - Snead benched
Jahvid Best says he will declare for the 2010 NFL Draft. The California running back was expected to turn pro this year, especially after suffering a season ending concussion on November 7th. It was Best's second serious concussion in his college career - something that will concern scouts and GM's. He's not the biggest guy at a generously listed 5'10", 195lbs and whether he's durable enough to sustain regular punishment in the NFL will have to be considered. On the other hand - only C.J. Spiller can match Best for explosiveness in this draft class. He's a threat to score every time he has the ball with great speed and athleticism. He ended 2009 with 867 yards and 12 rushing scores.
Elsewhere, I'm currently watching the Cotton Bowl between Ole Miss and Oklahoma State. Jevan Snead has been benched after three interceptions in the first half. He did receive a big hit in the second quarter and left the game for two series, but returned before half-time to throw another pick. There's no doubt in my mind it's Snead's awful performance and not the hit that's keeping him on the sidelines. A hot tip to go first overall this year, Snead has endured a disastrous season. Despite this, he's maintained he'll consider declaring for April's draft. I can't decide which would be better - get out of a situation that is clearly destroying his confidence and career in the process or stay and try to leave on a better note. It's hard to justify declaring after getting benched in your final game, but will he even start next year at this rate?
Posted by Rob Staton