D.J. Swearinger Scouting Report

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D.J. Swearinger Scouting Report

Position: FS
Conference: SEC
School: South Carolina Gamecocks
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #36
Height & Weight: 5'11 - 210 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 2.25 in 2013 by HOU

2013 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.67
Bench press17
Vertical jump37.0
Broad jump124
Three-cone drill6.70
20-yard shuttle4.11

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

D.J. Swearinger, FS, South Carolina

University of South Carolina D.J. Swearinger has jumped up near the top of draft boards after an impressive evaluation period. He is a highly instinctual prospect that can quickly get into position to make a play on the football. A physical presence that should push for playing time early as a rookie.

Displayed natural leadership in the defensive secondary and called out assignments pre-snap. Knows where everyone should be at all times, including himself. Plays great angles and understands the small details like spacing and inside/outside leverage.

Good, but not great speed. Lacks ideal range to play a deep safety "Cover 1" role effectively. Can stick with H-backs and tight ends in man-to-man coverage. Better at zone coverage in front of him. Takes safe angles in pursuit. Shows more aggression in getting after the football. Can make big catches and athletic plays on the ball in mid-air.

Solid tackler and doesn't shy away from hits. Plays with a chip on his shoulder without ever getting out of control. Uses hands well to disengage blockers and get after ball-carriers.

Swearinger projects as a mid to late second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Mar-25-2013 by Matt De Lima

1 Comment | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

I think he should be drated in the 1st round because he is The Hardest Hitting Saftey Coming Out in 2013 Draft and Is A Leader.

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gold_glove80 01/10/13 03:40 PM
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