Generally, we are the "authors" of "content" around here - "here" being a blog and not a message board. Recognize, we do, that you've come here not to contribute, but to consume. Nevertheless, there is the sporadic occasion where, either for our benefit or for to exercise the thinkifiers of the masses, we ask you a question. Today's question is ...
Can Jevan Snead parlay Cotton Bowl domination into a draft pick that is worth an early exit?
After a month of no questions, Tuesdays return on Wednesday with a question chock-full of variables. Will Jevan Snead play well on Saturday? Will his performance on Saturday affect his draft status? What is a draft pick worth an early exit for Jevan? How impressive must his performance be considering Joe Cox looked like a quarterback (as opposed to, say, a spring-powered Raggedy Andy doll) against Oklahoma State?
I expect a big day from the Rebel quarterback. In another "return home game" and in an NFL Stadium with Shay Hodge needing a pretty big day to become the statistically best receiver to wear red and blue and against an afore-referenced crappy Big 12 defense, the "guns blazing" approach seems appropriate. But, I do not think that one game will erase sufficiently the memories of the 2009 season to raise the Seed of Jaylon to notable status. While Jevan may have something to prove in this game, he might have something to prove over the course of a season.
Greg Hardy's 2009 return came as a surprise to many. Snead's inevitable return may do the same. However, I predict that Jevan will have a good day (275 yards passing, two or three touchdowns, and one interception, perhaps) that showcases his physical tools, but it will only be enough to make his fans sweat.