Ryan Swope Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Texas A&M WR

April 12, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Everyone expected to see names like Marquise Goodwin and Tavon Austin atop the wide receiver 40 time results at the combine, but few predicted that Ryan Swope would post a 4.34, which tied Austin for second-best behind only Goodwin.
Part of the reason that Swope wasn't known for his speed is that Texas A&M didn't use him to stretch defenses most of the time.
What did they see in Swope that made them use him closer to the line of scrimmage?
Swope has a sturdy build and does a good job occupying soft spots in the defense on short, precise routes out of the slot. He understands how to alter his placement in the defense to get open and set up a defensive back for a double move to break free deep.
He is physical and not at all shy working the middle of the field. Swope is also a tremendous blocker and reliable hands catcher.
He's not going to...

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