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#26
Benny Snell
Carries Yards TD
289 1449 16
Team: Kentucky WildcatsHeight: 5-10 Born: 2/27/1998
Position: RBWeight: 224 Hometown: Westerville, Ohio
Class-Eligibility: Jr-Jr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

Son of a former Baltimore Ravens draft pick and XFL and NFL Europe running back Ben Snell Sr., Snell Jr. picked Kentucky as a three-star recruit and racked up 1,019 yards and 13 touchdowns on 186 carries (5.9 average) as a true freshman. He took on a bigger load from there, taking 551 carries for 2,782 yards (5.0 average) and 35 touchdowns from 2017-18. He also added 17 catches for 105 yards as a junior, after just 12 catches through two seasons.

ANALYSIS

At 5-foot-10, 224 pounds, Snell is a load to tackle, and he uses his size to his advantage with excellent physicality. Arm tackles rarely bring him down, and he powers through defenders for tough yards, especially in the red zone, where he routinely forced the ball over the goal line. He also has above-average instincts and vision, plus a little more wiggle than you'd expect.

Snell's ceiling is limited, however, due to a lack of burst and athletic upside. Some holes close before he gets through, and he doesn't have the short-area quickness or acceleration to compensate when penetration forces him to stop his feet and redirect. He also won't make many miss in open spaces. Snell ultimately profiles as a complementary power back who must improve in pass protection and as a receiver to earn a larger role.

Projection: Fourth-Fifth Round

--Field Level Media


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2016 Kty  13 2 4 50.0 16 4.0 0 0 0 0
2017 Kty  13 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2018 Kty  13 1 1 100.0 43 43.0 1 0 0 0
Career   39 3 7 42.9 59 8.4 1 0 0 0

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2016 Kty  13 186 1091 5.9 13 2 39 19.5 0
2017 Kty  13 262 1333 5.1 19 10 72 7.2 0
2018 Kty  13 289 1449 5.0 16 17 105 6.2 0
Career   39 737 3873 5.3 48 29 216 7.4 0

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2016 Kty  13 0
Career   39 0

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2016 Kty  13 0 0 - 0 7 138 19.7 0
2017 Kty  13 0 0 - 0 1 -13 -13.0 0
Career   39 0 0 - 0 8 125 15.6 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2018 CentMi 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 20 125 6.3 2 52 1 7 7.0 0 7
9/8/2018 @ Fla 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 27 175 6.5 0 44 2 8 4.0 0 4
9/15/2018 Murray 1 1 43 100.0 1 0 0 15 75 5.0 1 17 0 0 - 0 -
9/22/2018 MissSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 25 165 6.6 4 36 0 0 - 0 -
9/29/2018 SCar 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 28 99 3.5 1 16 1 14 14.0 0 14
10/6/2018 @ TexA&M 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 13 60 4.6 0 11 4 18 4.5 0 12
10/20/2018 Vandy 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 32 169 5.3 1 22 0 0 - 0 -
10/27/2018 @ Missou 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 19 67 3.5 0 15 2 28 14.0 0 28
11/3/2018 UGa 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 20 73 3.7 1 11 1 5 5.0 0 5
11/10/2018 @ Tenn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 20 81 4.1 0 19 6 25 4.2 0 8
11/17/2018 MiddTn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 26 116 4.5 2 17 0 0 - 0 -
11/24/2018 @ Lou 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 18 100 5.6 2 24 0 0 - 0 -
1/1/2019 @ PSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 26 144 5.5 2 32 0 0 - 0 -