(Carefully) ranking SEC’s impact newcomers – Jevan Sneed

Selecting impact newcomers can really be a crap shoot. Case in point: We knew the kid had talent, but did anybody really see Knowshon Moreno breaking out in that crowded Georgia backfield and having the kind of monster season he did a year ago? On the other end of the spectrum, remember how junior college transfer Kenny O’Neal was going to swoop in and be Tennessee’s deep threat in the passing game last year? Well, he caught two passes all season and is no longer in the program. So with a deep exhale, I give you the SEC’s Top 10 impact newcomers for the 2008 season. Some are transfers. Some are redshirt freshmen, and some are true freshmen. One is reintroducing himself to the league after a year sabbatical. We’ll check this list again in late October and see how many I hit and how many I missed:

1. Jevan Snead, QB, Ole Miss:

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