D.J. Swearinger Scouting Report
|School:||South Carolina Gamecocks|
|Height & Weight:||5'11 - 210 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Second Round|
2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
D.J. Swearinger, FS, South Carolina
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.
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