Former Giant and two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Snee can't wait to watch Giants rookie guard Will Hernandez in NFL action.
Snee, now a scout with the Jaguars under Tom Coughlin, said he had an opportunity to check out the new Giants' rookie and meet him in person. He ultimately wrote a pre-draft report on him, according to the New York Post.
I think [Hernandez] is maybe a little stronger physically than I was at that point, but I would like to think my movement was a little bit better,'' Snee said. "The one thing I love about him is his makeup. He has the intent to be physical. It seems silly to say it, but really, when you're evaluating the position, the college game is so different, it's hard to find that guy that really wants to kick the guy's ass in front of him."
Snee added Hernandez's attitude is one "that you bring into that locker room, that line room."
"He's a young guy but eventually, as he gets a couple of years under his belt, that attitude becomes infectious with the young guys after him," Snee said.
Both Snee and Hernandez were selected 34th overall in the second round of the 2004 and 2018 drafts, respectively, and the two have drawn comparisons.
I'd like to think I was a better athlete than he is but he's a mauler, a road-grader, everything from that aspect you're looking for in an interior lineman,'' Snee said. "Honestly, it's just flattering my name is tossed around still. I've been retired four years. I look forward to watching him.''
In adition to two Super Bowl championships, Snee also was a four-time Pro Bowler. Hernandez played four years at UTEP at LG where he was second-team AP All-American in 2016.