According to multiple reports, the New York Giants have signed undrafted wide receiver, Kevin Snead.
Giants signed WR Kevin Snead (Carson-Newman) off tryout. Waived OL Martin Wallace. Snead is track star. Reportedly ran 40s in 4.22/4.26 secs
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) May 15, 2017
Snead, a former track star who spent his college career at Carson-Newman, was known as the “fastest man in college football.”
At Tennessee’s Pro Day, Snead ran a 4.22 40-yard dash while also showing incredible leaping ability.
Here’s NFL.com’s review of Snead:
“Possesses legitimate world-class speed that could make him the fastest man in the league the day he sets foot in an NFL camp. The vertical threat that will force safeties into shading to his side early.
Could get looks as both wide receiver and cornerback by teams. Explosive leaper. Has a kick return touchdown to his name”
The fact that he can also play defensive back certainly helps his chances of making the team, considering, just how raw he (reportedly) is as a wide receiver.
To make room for Snead, the Giants waived offensive lineman, Martin Wallace.