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2010 NFL Combine: Jevan Snead Optimistic About NFL Chances

Michael Schottey@SchotteyNFL National Lead WriterFebruary 28, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 02:  Quarterback Jevan Snead #4 of the Mississippi Rebels looks down field against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the AT&T Cotton Bowl on January 2, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Jevan Snead looks at the world through a pair of rose colored glasses.

When the media talks about the 2009 Ole Miss Season, critics think of it mostly as a disappointment. Although the Rebels finished with a Cotton Bowl win, pundits were predicting SEC or National Championships for the talented team.

Last August, Snead was a first overall prospect with everything a team wants in a signal caller. His measurables are undeniable—6'3" and 220lbs is a great size for any NFL quarterback.

The non-physical stuff is what scouts tend to doubt.

Snead lost a lot of his supporting cast in '09 but also lost a lot of confidence in his game, struggling at times to complete even the simplest of throws.

Still, Snead points to a Cotton Bowl win and calls '09 a success.

He is in Indianapolis, looking to prove to teams that he is a leader and a smart player.

Brains he has. In fact, when asked why he decided to leave school early, he pointed out that he had graduated in three years (marketing degree) and had already begun work on his M.B.A. Academically, there was nothing left for him to accomplish.

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He is one of the few "names" throwing today in the combine. According to those watching him in Indianapolis, he's helped himself.

In a group with Tony Pike, John Skelton, Zac Robinson, and others, Snead stood out as an accurate (if not overpowering) thrower.

Snead said yesterday that he can "make every throw on the field" and today he went a long way toward proving that.

Michael Schottey is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and Detroit Lions Team Correspondent for DraftTek.com. He is LIVE from Indianapolis this week with NFL Combine updates. Follow him at Twitter .

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