BIO: Two-year starter and an All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 55/11.5/2.
POSITIVES: Hard-working, up-the-field defender with a good head for the ball. Quickly gets off the snap, immediately diagnoses the action and plays with both lean and leverage. Gets underneath opponents wedging up the field or slides off blocks laterally to make the tackle. Keeps driving up the field and gets a good amount of momentum going.
NEGATIVES: Not quick if asked to twist or stunt. Lacks great size. Slow shedding blocks once engaged at the point and easily turned off the ball. Does not display top lateral skills.
ANALYSIS: A prospect who has shown a good degree of improvement the past two seasons, Snell possesses both a feel for the game and growth potential. Must hit the weight room and improve his strength while adding bulk to his frame, yet could be a solid backup in a conventional defense.