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2021 NFL Draft Prospect: Charles Snowden, EDGE/OLB, University of Virginia

Charles Snowden
UVA pass rusher/outside backer Charles Snowden knows how to use his length to cause disruption. He is athletic and a playmaker.

Charles Snowden is one of the biggest edge rushers I have watched on film. He is massive at 6’7 and while he may only weigh 240 pounds he gives opposing offensive lineman a fit in the run game.

Snowden is a Silver Springs, Maryland native that has really dominated the ACC as a pass rusher. The Cavaliers are lucky to have such a dominate force off the edge in 2020.


Snowden has been a pretty athletic player since his high school days where he played linebacker and wide receiver for St. Albans. He finished his senior season with 5.5 sacks and was also a high school basketball star for former UVA wide receiver O.J. Johnson.

Snowden has been quite the force since his freshman season in 2017. Charles appeared in 10 of UVA’s games and made his first career debut against Boise State. He finished his redshirt season with just 1.5 sacks but he was able to get his first taste of the opposing teams QB!

In 2018, Snowden would finish the season recording 62 total tackles including 2 interceptions and 2.5 sacks. That is impressive, because Snowden was being used to drop back against opposing offenses. The length and athleticism helped him cause confusion to the quarterback.

Last season, Snowden finished All-ACC and he was named to the Buktus Award list in the pre-season. He started all 14 of UVA’s games and finished with 72 total tackles and 5 sacks. Snowden is a senior in 2020 and with a big season, I would not be surprised if he climbed some draft boards. His production has increased every year. That is what is impressive!

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:

Charles Snowden is a huge man at 6070 and is pretty impressive when it comes to slowing down the run. Snowden does a decent job at setting the edge especially with his length. He constantly is putting his hands up which is a great distraction to the quarterback when you are trying to throw around a 6’7 pass rusher. He has a huge tackle radius and can be a stud at the next level. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds, Owner

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