Division II school Carson-Newman is home to college football's fastest player. Kevin Snead signed with the New York Giants this weekend, finding a new home for his kick return abilities.
The man is an absolute blazer, and is a track star for the DII school. Snead's 40-yard dash time at the Tennessee Volunteers pro day opened a few eyes, and clearly a few check books.
Snead clocked in at 4.22 seconds and 4.26 on his second attempt. His goal was 4.19, which would have shattered the NFL combine record held by fellow draftee John Ross out of Washington.
The interesting thing about Snead is that he's neither skinny nor fragile, which bodes well for his opportunity in the NFL.
Despite only playing one season of college football, Giants' scouts believe that he can translate that speed into kick returning success.
In his sole season, Snead returned a kick for a touchdown proving he has the ability to take it to the house.
The Giants are lacking at the kick returner position, and tossing Odell Beckham Jr. out there is not something coach Ben McAdoo wants to do too often. If OBJ goes down, the offense goes with it.
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So, it's better he take a leave of absence on the sideline while Snead or somehow pro-bowler Dwayne Harris takes the reigns.
The bottom-line is that Snead is a project, but at a minimal price he's a worthwhile investment.
Let's hope he can find his running shoes come game day.