“Benny Snell is the best running back.”
Those words from Benny Snell echoed throughout the College Football Hall of Fame at SEC Media Days. People were taken aback by his third person approach, one he is not giving up anytime soon.
Snell said at the NFL Combine it doesn’t matter if he’s talking to the media or NFL personnel, “I go third person with whoever it is.”
“I’m very excited. I’m very ready,” he said. “This is what I’ve been dreaming for ever since I was a young one. I’m excited. I don’t want to overthink it. I just wanna be Benny Snell on the field. He’s great when he just plays football, so I wanna play football and have fun.”
Third Person Benny ain't goin' nowhere. pic.twitter.com/l13OjTspJv
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) February 28, 2019
After months of preparation, Snell can’t wait to hit the field with his former UK teammates.
“This is what we’ve been waiting on. We’re finally here and we’re all excited. It was a long time coming. We’re going to do our thing.”
He weighed in at 224 pounds, one pound below his target weight. Snell shed weight to increase his speed, which he believes is the most underrated part of his game. Tomorrow it will be put to the test, and ultimately could decide how far he rises or falls down draft boards.
Snell will begin his day with the vertical leap test at noon. You can watch all of the action from Lucas Oil Stadium on the NFL Network. Until then, enjoy Benny’s meeting with the media.