Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
Prospect: Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
By Clint Clearwater
NFL Draft Director and Senior Writer
November 7, 2012
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 206 40: 4.53
Strengths: Good hands. Good leader on the field. Playmaker, very lethal with the football in his hands. Good route runner. Deceptive speed. Quick and has good acceleration. 2 solid years of starting and producing (also played as a true freshman but mainly in a backup role). Desire and effort. Will do whatever it takes to win. Toughness. Decent blocker.
Weaknesses: Is he a slot receiver only? Doesn’t have ideal size. Isn’t putting up the same numbers he did last year.
Summary: Ryan Swope really stood out last year for the Texas A&M Aggies. I remember noticing him on film while I was scouting Ryan Tannehill and thinking ‘wow this kid is pretty good’. Even though his numbers are little down this year, my opinion on him has not changed. I really like what I have seen so far out of Swope. He’s got terrific hands, he’s a great route runner, polished, good speed, he’s quick, tough, I could go on and on about him; there’s a lot to like. One important I see when I watch film on him is the desire I see in his play. That’s a leader to me, one who will give 100% every play and leads by example. Although, Swope hasn’t produced the type of numbers he did last year, I believe his stock is on the rise. His past production and his ability to quickly learn a new offense and still be a weapon is impressive. So far, based on what I have seen on him, I have a 2nd round grade on Ryan Swope but look for his stock to continue to rise as we get closer to April.
Draft Projection: 2nd round
March 6th Update: Ryan Swope had a great combine performance that really boosted his stock. I’ve been a big fan of Swope all year and I was glad to see him perform well. However, there have been reports that Swope has a medical history that may scare some teams away. GM’s and coaches will have to do their homework on him, but based on film and confirmed at the combine Swope has the skills to be a 2nd round pick and an impact player in the NFL.