Snead leaning toward turning pro

Ole Miss junior quarterback Jevan Snead has met twice with coach Houston Nutt in the last two days, and in at least one of those meetings, informed Nutt that he was leaning toward turning pro, according to a source.

Snead is expected to make a final decision later Thursday and was still trying to sort everything out in his mind before deciding if the time's right for him to take his shot at the NFL.

He's coming off a disappointing junior season in which he threw an SEC-high 20 interceptions. That's after playing brilliantly down the stretch as a sophomore when he threw 16 touchdown passes and only three interceptions during Ole Miss' six-game winning streak to end the season.

One of Snead's concerns about coming back is all the players the Rebels are losing on offense. Starting offensive lineman John Jerry, Daverin Geralds and Reid Neely are all gone as are top playmakers Shay Hodge and Dexter McCluster.

Even with all those players departing, the best move Snead could make is to stay in school. I can't imagine him going very high in April's NFL draft.

Stay tuned to see what he ultimately decides.