Snead hopes to gain edge on other QBs

INDIANAPOLIS -- Big-name quarterbacks Colt McCoy, Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow and Jimmy Clausen won't throw at the NFL combine, but Mississippi's Jevan Snead will.

"That's one thing I came here to do -- show everybody I can throw the ball," he said. "They've seen me make all the throws on film. I want them to be able to see me make them in person. I love the competition. I'm just looking forward to getting out there and doing it."

Snead passed for 2,632 yards and 20 touchdowns last season, but he also threw 20 interceptions, perhaps leaving him with a bit to prove. He had thrown for 2,762 yards, 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions the previous year.

Snead hopes his willingness to perform in front of the scouts gives him an edge and helps make up for his dip in productivity.

"I certainly hope so," he said. "If it does, it does. If not, then I can still say I came out here and did my best."