Did you know that L’Jarius Sneed was a Kansas City Chiefs draft pick last season? Sneed originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick (138th overall) by the Chiefs in the 2020 NFL Draft. Did you know he became the first rookie CB to record an interception in the first two games of the season since CB Marcus Peters did so in the first two weeks of the 2015 season? Did you know that Sneed recently landed on the annual rankings of the NFL’s Top 100 players rankings that CBS puts out, currently piloted by Pete Prisco? Crashing in at number 100 on the list was indeed, L’Jarius Sneed and if you need to know why, I mean, if you really Sneed to know. Pete will tell you:
Some might be surprised to see him on this list. They shouldn’t be. As a rookie, he was outstanding in coverage for the Chiefs. In his second season, he will be a Pro Bowl player.Pete Prisco – CBSSPORTS – Top 100
If Pete Prisco isn’t your style despite his very high Sneed praise indeed, consider the folks over at Pro Football Focus and their discussions regarding L’Jarius Sneed:
The grades, stats and tape all agree: No rookie held a candle to Chiefs’ cornerback L’Jarius Sneed.Pro Football Focus
If you don’t want to take some random sites word for it and want to look at how the Kansas City Chiefs themselves feel about Sneed on his own page at the mothership. Just take a look at this:
- Tallied two-consecutive games with sack during Week 15 and 16 of the 2020 season. Also recorded two-consecutive postseason games with a sack in the AFC Divisional Round and the AFC Championship game.
- Notched the first sack of his career against New Orleans, dropping Saints QB Drew Brees for a loss of nine yards.
- With three interceptions in 2020, he tied 13 other Chiefs players who recorded three interceptions during their rookie season, tying for the 10th-most INTs by a rookie in franchise history. The most recent Chiefs rookie to do so was teammate S Juan Thornhill who recorded three interceptions during his rookie season in 2019. Sneed’s three interceptions are tied for the most among NFL rookies this season with three other players.
- In his NFL debut vs. Houston recorded his first-career interception, picking off Texans QB Deshaun Watson and returning the ball 39 yards to Houston’s 17-yard line.
- In Week 2 of 2020 vs. the Chargers recorded an interception for the second-consecutive week picking off Chargers QB Justin Herbert at Kansas City’s five-yard line.
- Named to the PFWA’s All-Rookie Team as a cornerback following his NFL debut with the Chiefs in 2020.
If you’re wondering about Sneed’s production before and after he was a Kansas City Chief and want to see details about his college and professional career stats and watch a few highlights, we have what you Sneed:
If you’re wondering about L’Jarius Sneed’s attitude and who he is as a person, it’s always a decent suggestion to follow them on social media sites. On Twitter, Sneed’s handle is Sneed@jay__sneed. Go ahead and give him a follow if you aren’t already. With Sneed, I don’t feel the Sneed to post too many of his tweets for you to get to know him, but I do feel like we do Sneed to get to know him a little better. Sneed kind of burst onto the scene out of nowhere last season and I want to know if he’s more parts — Marcus Peters or Marcus Cooper — and which one is more similar to the “NUMBER ONE” —38— that the Kansas City Chiefs are “Hangin’ with” in L’Jarius Sneed. Regardless of which comparison makes more sense for a cornerback that exploded on to the gridiron and instantly impressed the fan base of the Chiefs. Sneed has to continue to put in work in order to fight through the sophomore season slumps that a lot of second year CB’s face in the NFL. Luckily, there’s no Sneed to panic as Sneed would rather work for it.
I rather work for it, it’ll feel way better…— Sneed (@jay__sneed) May 25, 2021
I know you Arrowhead Guys don’t Sneed any more sentences like this, but for some reason I felt like you definitely Sneeded it. Anyway, the Kansas City Chiefs really got a fourth round GEM when they picked up L’Jarius Sneed at 138. Also, I think it’s pretty cool that Sneed took number 38 as his jersey number and has that little correlation with his Chiefs draft history. But to be honest, even after putting this piece together–I still don’t know that much about him. His draft profile over at NFL was written by Lance Zierlein and has this overview about Sneed’s football career:
At only 24 years old, Sneed has a very bright future ahead of him. In the NFL, sometimes it takes a few seasons for CB’s to figure out the game and produce at a high-level consistently. With Sneed, he just dove right in and started picking off passes and forced himself into THE CONVERSATION with his natural playmaking ability that has been on display since he was doing it at Minden High School down in Louisiana where he was a two-way player. Over at LA Tech’s site, his history shows us these facts:
- HIGH SCHOOL
- • Graduated from Minden High School in 2016.
- • Two-way player that helped lead his team to a 9-3 record his senior year, advancing to the second round of the LHSAA 4A state playoffs before falling to Franklinton High School, 35-34.
- • Received first team all-district honors his junior and senior years, with all-area honors his senior season.
- • As a safety in his junior year, registered seven interceptions returned for 252 yards and four touchdowns.
- • Coached by Spencer Heard.
- L’Jarius Sneed … Son of Bobby and Jane Sneed … Born on Jan. 21, 1997 in Minden, Louisiana … Has three older siblings: Nicole Griffen, T.Q. Mims, T.Q. Harrison … Brother, T.Q. Mims, played football at Arkansas-Pine Bluff from 2010 to 2013 … Chose LA Tech over Arkansas State and UL-Lafayette … Recruited by Blake Baker.
What you Sneed to know about L’Jarius Sneed is that he’s a baller and that Brett Veach and company deserve some props for drafting this young Chiefs player. Sneed was not extremely heralded going into the draft, his overall grade was under 6, and I think there was a little fear that Sneed was a tweener that had tight hips as a safety and wouldn’t be able to transition to cornerback at the NFL level due to his lack of burst despite his sub 4.4 speed. If Sneed hadn’t played safety his senior year at LA Tech and spent another year at CB, a team might have drafted him earlier. With the Kansas City Chiefs, they highly value versatility, so I think that experience was part of the reason Veach thought Sneed…Sneeded to be a Chief. Any other details you’re going to have to ask Jay Sneed yourself, and he’ll probably tell you that’s on a Sneed to know basis only. What everyone Sneed’s to know is that the Chiefs found a genuine Sneedle in a haystack when they drafted L’Jarius Sneed, and now I’ll Sneed myself out of here… What else do you Sneed to know?