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Lions scouting report: Kevin Snyder

A look at Detroit Lions undrafted free agent Kevin Snyder and how he fits into the team's plans in 2015.

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LB Kevin Snyder (Rutgers) - Undrafted free agent

Fullback Michael Burton isn't the only former Rutgers player who joined the Detroit Lions this offseason. After drafting Burton in the fifth round, the Lions went on to sign former Rutgers linebacker Kevin Snyder as an undrafted free agent.


Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 238 pounds


2011: 40 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1.0 sack
2012: 30 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 2 PD
2013: 96 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 3 PD
2014: 63 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 5 PD, 1 FF


Random fact

Snyder was Rutgers' backup long snapper in college, according to

What the experts are saying

Pro Football Focus:

His overall grade ranked 140th out of 148 off-ball linebackers, particularly struggling against the run.


Outlook for 2015

The Lions are pretty deep at linebacker, so it's tough to envision a scenario where Snyder actually makes the team. However, if he shows enough promise on special teams -- as a coverage specialist and perhaps as a potential option at long snapper -- he could certainly stick around as a member of the practice squad.

Previous scouting reports

Draft picks: OG Laken TomlinsonRB Ameer AbdullahCB Alex CarterDT Gabe WrightFB Michael BurtonCB Quandre DiggsOT Corey Robinson

UDFAs: QB Anthony BooneRB Zach ZennerRB Desmond MartinRB Rasheed WilliamsWR Vernon JohnsonWR Jared HagginsTE Casey PierceOG Al BondOG Torrian Wilson