D’Andre Swift 2020 NFL Draft Profile

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D’Andre Swift Overview

Position: Running Back
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 212 lbs
Arms: 29 ⅞”
Hands: 9”
School: Georgia

NFL Combine Performance Data

40 Yard Dash: 4.48 seconds
Three Cone Drill: N/A
Bench Press: N/A
Vertical Jump: 35.5”
Broad Jump: 121”

D’Andre Swift 2020 NFL Draft Profile

As a Philadelphia St. Joseph’s high school senior, D’Andre Swift earned a roster spot in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on his way to becoming a highly sought after prospect. A four-star recruit, Swift was ranked as the number one prospect in the state of Pennsylvania and received 23 total offers to play college football. Swift received offers from schools such as Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, LSU, Oklahoma, Penn State, and Michigan before ultimately committing to play for the Georgia Bulldogs.

A true Freshman in 2017, Swift received immediate playing time with the Bulldogs as he appeared in all 15 games and ended the season as Georgia’s third-leading rusher. The performance earned Swift recognition on the coaches’ Freshman All-SEC Team. Swift continued his upward trend as a Sophomore where he played in 14 games and lead the team in both yards, with 1,049, as well as touchdowns, with ten. This past season was more of the same for Swift as he was named a team captain, earned a spot on the coaches’ All-SEC first team, and again led the Bulldogs in rushing with 1,218 yards on 196 carries.      

Strengths

  • Elite ball carrier vision
  • Strong burst 
  • Runs with physicality 
  • Makes smart cuts and always keeps his legs driving 
  • Controlled speed
  • Tremendous balance when absorbing and bouncing off tacklers 
  • Soft hands coupled with the ability to run a full running back route tree 
  • Solid pass protection technique 

Weaknesses

  • Does not possess eye-popping breakaway speed 
  • Has not been given an extremely heavy workload 
  • On the shorter side of running backs
  • Physical running style could lead to injury at the next level
  • Pass protection needs some polishing but the fundamentals are there

NFL Comparison: Dalvin Cook 

Teams With Need at Position: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans

Projection: Mid first to early second round 

Bottom Line on D’Andre Swift

Swift is considered by many to be the best running back in this year’s draft class. He has the talent and potential to be a three-down runner in the NFL with an ability to impact the game in many different ways. Swift possesses an impressive blend of power, elite quickness, receiving ability, and vision within his game. While his one-cut, downhill style would benefit most within a zone-blocking scheme, his rare blend of skills will improve any team’s offense.

Perhaps Swift’s two most impressive traits are his vision for finding a positive running lane despite traffic, and his ability to maintain balance while bouncing off tacklers. Furthermore, while Le’Veon Bell is not the best overall comparison for Swift, the two share a very similar ability to patiently wait behind the offensive line before making a cut and bursting through an open hole. This is a rare quality for a runner even at the NFL level and one which is largely instinctive that cannot be fully taught. Additionally, Swift should also be heavily featured within a team’s screen and short passing game as he presents a matchup nightmare on all levels for a defense.

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