Very athletic and can pick up first downs with legs
Big time arm
Can thread the needle
Nice touch and accuracy on deep ball
Solid pocket awareness
Hesitates to make decisions
Lacks balance as a passer
Marginal field vision
Throws in tight coverage too often
Lacks passing instincts
Stares down primary target
Not very good passer on the run
Questionable leadership and intangibles
Very raw mechanically
Average starting experience
Doesn't understanding timing
Summary: Why Jevan Snead made the decision to go pro makes me dislike him as a prospect even more than I want to because it was such a questionable decision. He had a terrible season (54%, 20 TD, 20 INT) and there was no reason for him to go pro when he could have used another year to improve his passing skills and draft stock. Snead is a developmental project whom some team is likely to gamble on between Rounds 3 and 5.
Player Comparison: Kyle Boller. I think Snead, like Boller, is going to be a career backup. Boller has great physical tools, but poor mental ones as a passer.
I really don't understand why you keep bashing the 49ers contracts. You have to overpay for guys when you have one of the worst rosters in the NFL. Beyond that, they have nearly $70 mill in cap space even after free agency, so what's the big deal if they overspend?