When Snead declared he would skip his final year with the Rebels, many wondered why. He had a poor 2009 season, in which he threw 20 touchdowns and an SEC-high 20 interceptions and only completed 54 percent of his passes. Snead seemed to have regressed from his stellar 2008 campaign, a fine season that had Ole Miss on the tips of tongues as the No. 8 team in the AP preseason poll — largely based on his performance. Who can forget the kerfuffle when Steve Spurrier placed Snead on his All-SEC first-team ballot at quarterback ahead of Tim Tebow?
But nobody expected him to go completely undrafted.