Jacksonville (Fla.) Fletcher High School class of 2015 offensive guard/center prospect John…
One To Watch; 2015 OG Snodgrass
Name: John Snodgrass Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla. High School: Fletcher High School Position(s): Offensive Guard Height and Weight: 6-foot-3 and 270-pounds Offers: Florida International What To Like The first thing you notice on film about Snodgrass is that he plays with the attitude and mean streak college coaches like to see in a high school offensive lineman. The junior blocks through the whistle and really works to finish his blocks. Snodgrass has good but not great size but is solidly put together. The rising senior has good feet; moves well in space and has surprising change of direction for a prospect as thickly built as Snodgrass is. He is a powerful run blocker who shows the ability to roll out of his hips and keep active feet while drive blocking. The young lineman also does a good job of coming off the ball low and does a good job of establishing inside hands in the run game. He also looks to be physically mature from a strength standpoint demonstrating both a strong upper and lower-body on tape. He is very effective as a puller on trap, power and counter plays. Snodgrass also shows the ability to be effective moving laterally in pass protection and mirror the pass rusher. Development and Improvement There are still several things that Snodgrass can do which will only continue to help in his development. At times when he is blocking in space or in pass protection he has a tendency to play to high and without enough knee bend. This can lead to overextending and being caught flat-footed in pass protection. While he does move and change direction well Snodgrass must continue to work on his flexibility which will only help make him a more effective blocker in space. There isn't a lot of film on Snodgrass in pass protection except for the quick passing game. He moves well laterally in mirroring a pass rusher in three-step protection but you don't see a lot of five or seven-step protection so there will be some questions about his effectiveness there. Early Thoughts There are several thoughts after watching the junior's film. First, how does he only have one offer? And two, why are no other programs, even an FCS school, recruiting Snodgrass as hard as college offensive linemen are to find. He is a very good and productive player on tape. The junior is a physical and effective drive blocker and puller who likes to finish people off. You can even sense on tape Snodgrass enjoys doing the dirty work and getting after people. He is strong and does a good job of maintaining blocks in both the pass and run game when he gets his hands inside the defender. Snodgrass is a FBS-level offensive guard in my opinion who will likely garner attention once the NCAA spring evaluation period begins in two weeks.
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