By: Steve Johnson
D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
5’8 2/8″ 212 lbs
29 7/8″ arms. 9″ hands. 72″ wingspan.
4.48 40 35 1/2″ Vert. 121″ Broad Jump. DNP Bench Reps.
DNP 3 Cone Drill DNP 20 yard Shuttle
2017: 15 games. 81 att, 618 yards, 3 TDs; 17 rec, 153 yards, 1 TD
2018: 14 games. 163 att, 1049 yards, 10 TDs; 32 rec, 297 yards, 3 TDs
2019: 14 games. 196 att, 1218 yards, 7 TDs; 24 rec, 216 yards, 1 TD
Misc. Stats: 2 KR for 16 yards in 2019
Accolades: 2016 USA Today All-American, U.S. Army All-American Game, 2018 Second-team All-SEC, 2019 First-team All-SEC
History: Five-star recruit from Philadelphia. Led his St. Joseph’s Prep team to a 2017 PIAA Class 6A State Championship. Sat behind Nick Chubb and Sony Michel as a Freshmen, and spit time with Elijah Holyfield in 2018.
Strengths: Adequate size, doesn’t possess elite length but well built with a thick lower half. Quick feet, great balance and body control. Excellent jump cut. Takes excellent angles on outside zone runs. Great acceleration to hit the hole. Combines all of this with some power as well. Will drop his shoulder or stiff arm would-be tacklers. Reliable in pass pro, solid technique and toughness. Great hands, catches the ball outside his frame. Experienced route runner. Not a lot of tread of his tires (only 515 total touches in 3 years).
Weaknesses: Lacks length, only stands 5’8 and has only 30″ arms. Vision and patience on inside runs is a question mark. Too often he runs into the pile, rather than waiting for the hole to form. Injury concerns due to frame and sometimes reckless style. Sells out and goes low on pass pro, rather than squaring up with blitzers.
Overview: Another great Georgia back, Swift is my 2020 RB1. He has a great combination of speed/agility/power. He will make an immediately impact in 2020 and be a Rookie of the Year candidate. His ability to contribute on 3rd downs is what makes him stand out among the others.
Draft Projection: 1st Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 6.42
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