I like Snoddy and seen him improve at B Back. His play time in 2013 scrimmages showed improvement.
His one KO return I remember showed indecision and running away from contact. He also had one reversal play where he pulls a Vad in not following through with the system. I think he over analyzes his field of vision and needs to build his runner instincts.
Snoddy's best runs were on a diamond formation sprinting to the outside away from contact from the inside.
We have a few runners that shy from contact versus trying to squeeze past contact. Almost all our A backs slow when they see contact coming versus trying to run past. I am not talking about seeking a head on collision, but a Godhigh squeeze. But, Godhigh's squeezes ended up in smashes at times. The best A Backs don't slow or pause but run like hell for the edge of a tackler, or even break back inside. When you re-watch last years games, look at what the A backs do when the LB are headed right for them from the inside (they slow down and prepare for a hit). The good ones don't slow down (Perkins and Andrews and the few times I saw Donavan in scrimmages don't slow down).
You can be fast but not a good runner. To be good I think you need to develop a since of space, field of vision, instinctive pathing, and a willingness to head into the grinder. I'll take a slower instinctive runner (Godhigh) over any of our speedsters.