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Eagles select...Adam Snyder, OT, OREGON
Adam Snyder, OG+OT, Oregon
Height: 6:05.3 Weight: 316
Overview: Snyder departed as one of program's most decorated linemen of all time, becoming the Ducks' third Morris Trophy recipient (as Pac-10 Conference's top lineman) ever. The three-year starter and school's first two-time first-team all-league offensive line stalwart in four decades extended his string of career starting assignments to 35 at three different positions while playing in 48 of 49 outings. He excelled as a versatile player who could play at either of the guard or tackle positions, with his command of the offense allowing him to play where best benefited the team on a moment's notice. Possessed the quickness to protect the quarterback's blind side yet utilized his strength to prosper at the point of attack. Snyder was regarded as one of the best interior linemen prospects in California by Super Prep, coming out of La Serna High School. The two-year starter and 1999 team captain graded better than 80 percent for blocking consistency in his final season. The first-team All-Del Rio League selection and All-City choice was credited with 19 pancake blocks for a squad that finished his senior year with a 6-6 record. The second-team All-CIF honoree was also a major reason team rushed for more than 2,400 yards as a senior. Snyder redshirted in 2000 at Oregon and saw action in the final eleven games of the 2001 season, when he served as the line's top reserve. He started as an offensive guard in 2002 and started every contest as a junior, lining up at right guard for six games, right tackle vs. Washington and the other six contests at left tackle. He spent the entire 2004 season at left tackle, allowing only two quarterback sacks for the year.
Analysis: Positives...Has a solid frame with a thick neck, broad shoulders, good arm muscle definition, thick thighs and calves, wide torso and room for additional growth...Shows good explosion and drive on contact and the ability to finish the block...Will generally line up at a low pad level, in a two-point stance, except for short yardage and goal line situations...Shows good quickness out of his stance on runs and passes...His ability to get out front on pulls is largely the result of his ability to take proper blocking angles to gain position...Tough competitor who plays with his knees bent and has very strong drive ability for the running game...Works to finish off blocks, especially in pass protection, where he can deliver the lateral slide needed to mirror defenders...Good wall off and screen blocker who shows strong hand usage to lock, control and finish...Can play with good knee bend and has the flexible hips need to sink...Shows very good hand placement and punch, good knee bend, good slide ability, good drive off the ball, the ability to redirect and recover and the ability to sustain on contact...Excels when asked to scope, down and seal block...Has that powerful and explosive punch you look for to shock defenders, especially when helping out his guards and center...Shows quick hands, good placement, can punch and replace and is good to lock out...Has above average instincts and awareness, good patience to see things develop and plays with an aggressive nature that generally sees him win most battles.
Negatives...Will struggle some getting to the second level, but will make the block once he engages the linebackers...When working in space, he needs to do a better job of staying up and playing the game on his feet...His athletic agility allows him to turn up and seal inside, but he will overstep at times when working at tackle, making him a better guard candidate...Can make contact and follow through, but will sometimes duck his head and lunge, failing to bring his feet working in-line...When he narrows up his base and plays too straight-legged, defenders can pull and jerk him off balance on occasion, but he has the ability to recover.
Agility tests: CAMPUS: 5.4 in the 40-yard dash...4.83 20-yard shuttle...7.66 three-cone drill...30-inch vertical jump...8'5" broad jump...230/31 Wonderlic score. COMBINE: 5.36 in the 40-yard dash...3.11c 20-yard dash...1.92 10-yard dash...4.83 20-yard shuttle...7.83 three-cone drill...28.5-inch vertical jump...7'9" broad jump...Bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times...32 7/8-inch arm length...10 3/8-inch hands...27 Wonderlic score.
High school: Attended La Serna (Whittier, Cal.) High School, playing football for coach Ken LaVigne... Regarded as one of the best interior linemen prospects in California by Super Prep...The two-year starter and 1999 team captain graded better than 80 percent for blocking consistency in his final season...The first-team All-Del Rio League selection and All-City choice was credited with 19 pancake blocks for a squad that finished his senior year with a 6-6 record...The second-team All-CIF honoree was also a major reason team rushed for more than 2,400 yards as a senior.
Personal: Journalism/Public Relations major...Son of Richard and Judi Snyder...Born Adam Richard Snyder on 1/30/82 in Fullerton, California...Resides in Whittier, California.
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