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Georgia RB D’Andre Swift would be an excellent asset to any team. Should the Redskins consider him?

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Hogs Haven takes a look at 2020 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins

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D’Andre Swift, RB

School: Georgia | Conference: SEC

College Experience: Junior | Age: 21

Height / Weight: 5-9 / 215 lbs

Projected Draft Status: Rounds 2-4

NFL Comparison: Sony Michel, RB, New England Patriots

College Statistics

Player Overview

D’Andre Swift, although underutilized at Georgia, was a very effective rusher. With an average of 6.6 yards per carry throughout his three-year career, Swift enters the NFL draft with “fresh legs” compared to other backs who were the bell-cows of their respective offense. Swift finished seventh place on UGA’s all-time rushing list, was on the 2019’s Coaches All-SEC 1st team, and the Associated Press All-SEC 2nd team.

Good

  • Awareness,
  • Agile/Elusive runner,
  • Good burst,
  • Very effective off-tackle/zone runner with elite vision
  • Play-maker

Questions/Concerns

  • Pass catching and route running. He was not sent downfield often, more so used as a check down option (in flats or curl in face of LB). Route running likely not a issue downfield, but, can he catch the higher difficulty passes?
  • Not afraid to pass block, but was not used in pass pro often, can he be effective?

How he would fit on the Redskins

Swift is a prototypical spell back and can bring added juice to a backfield. He is not the strongest or fastest back, but his agility, awareness, and vision allows him to be very effective off-tackle and can wear a defense down running them east-west. The bottom line, he is a play-maker. His best fit would be a zone scheme, as for Washington, his value will be outstanding if he can be had anywhere in mid to late rounds of the draft.

Film Session here (RB, #7):