BIO: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection since his sophomore campaign. Awarded the Morris Trophy last year, handed to the top lineman in the PAC-10.
POSITIVES: Smart, efficient blocker with an outstanding feel for the position. Plays with good lean, stays square and displays excellent technique with his hands. Patient in pass protection, effectively uses blocking angles and body positioning to seal opponents from the action. Sets with a wide base, works to bend his knees and rides rushers from the angle of attack. Bright, alert, and on top of his game.
NEGATIVES: Lacks top footwork sliding out to protect the edge. Not a natural knee bender. Adequate playing strength.
ANALYSIS: In many ways a complete lineman, Snyder gets the most out of his ability. Not the greatest athlete, rather a lineman who can have a long but unspectacular career in the NFL.