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Friday, June 12, 2009

Joshua Jones Snapping Evaluation

On Monday Joshua Jones from South Dakota School of Mines drove to Scottsdale, Arizona for a One on One Snapping Evaluation.

Joshua's agent Kevin Gold (agent for snappers) recommended that Joshua come to Arizona to get evaluated by Coach Zauner. I must say after an hour evaluation I believe this young man has some NFL snapping potential. Now all he needs is exposure!

Joshua is a 6' and 240 pounds left handed snapper with excellent form and technique. He warmed up and started to snap from about 10 yards working on technique. He quickly went to 12 and 15 yards.

I could tell immediately that this young man had the velocity or snapping speed needed however the only thing was a question of accuracy and consistency. Joshua continued to snap and now started snapping and working off the ball.

I put him through my balls and strikes drill at 12 and 15 yards and he continued to fire strikes. He had one poor snap when his hand slipped on the ball but for the most part he was right on the money.

We finished the evaluation with my perfect laces drill. Kyle Witman a punter from Slippery Rock was catching snaps. Joshua's laces started a little off.

However, once I got Kyle catching the snaps at the correct distance Joshua was again right on the money. He was a machine.

Joshua has all the tools needed to be an NFL snapper. Form, technique, speed, accuracy and consistency. He might be a little undersized by some NFL teams standards. The next question is his ability to block and cover.

He has sent his highlight tape to most of the NFL teams. Now, all he needs is exposure and a chance. Someone or some team needs to give this young man a chance to perform.

I must say it was a real pleasure meeting and working with Joshua. I wish him the best of luck in his pursuit of an NFL snapping career.

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