Traylon Snead former SMU back declares for NFL’s supplemental draft


Former Southern Methodist running back Traylon Snead was ruled eligible for the NFL’s Supplemental Draft, according to his agent, Louis Bing of Zoe Sports earlier this month and now it is confirmed he will declare for the draft, per Dane Brugler.

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The supplemental draft does not get the same attention and focus as the NFL Draft does as this is more of a second-chance for prospects who have been kicked off their college team or fell out of favor with the team and will not be returning to college in the fall.

Snead looks like an NFL-caliber player when you see the 6-2, 225-pound running back, but he wasn’t the most productive player at SMU. He was injured in the season opener last year against Texas Tech and was injured again in the game against Temple and finished with 197 yards and three touchdowns in parts of four games.

Absent from SMU’s spring practices, Snead’s decision to declare for the supplemental draft and foregoing his senior season does not come as a surprise after he was removed from the team’s depth chart.

Snead was a former four-star recruit out of Cayuga high school in Centerville, Texas in the 2010 class and the nation’s No. 19 running back recruit when he committed to the Texas Longhorns. After a stint at Navarro junior college, he was the No. 1 ranked back in the JUCO ranks, but couldn’t translate his potential into production at SMU.

New Mexico receiver Chase Clayton has also declared for the supplemental draft.

Recent supplemental draft picks include Terrelle Pryor and Josh Gordon and any team who elects to use a pick on Snead will forfeit that round’s pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.