This is our Ryan Swope Scouting report. Swope has exploded onto the scene for the Aggies this season over-taking Jeff Fuller as the number 1 WR option for Ryan Tannehill. Swope is a junior and will probably go back to school for his senior season, but he is draft eligible.
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Agree with my analysis? Am I way off? Leave a comment and let me know how you see Swope’s abilities.
6’0 206 pounds
(combine numbers to be posted when they become available)
2011: (through 11/23/2011)
Really good feel against zone coverage..even though he doesn’t have great height he has good build, he’s much thicker than most slot WR..Good speed to get down the field…Good hands…creates a lot of yards after the catch because he has great vision with the ball in his hands and makes defenders miss in the open field…tough (will catch footballs over the middle), competitive and hard working…will break arm tackles…Really good production…
He’s still raw in his route running and needs to improve there if he’s going to play the slot in the N.F.L….Doesn’t have great height…Hasn’t proven to be a great special teams player yet…Doesn’t have elite speed
Player Comparison: Victor Cruz, WR, NY Giants
Victor Cruz has exploded onto the scene in the N.F.L this year taking over for Steve Smith. Cruz has played mostly the slot this year and has used his strength and ability to take on yards after the catch to put up big numbers.
Swope compares to Cruz because like Cruz he’s a thicker build slot WR with agility, they are the same size and Cruz also is tremendous with the ball in his hands. But they do have some differences. Cruz is fantastic when the ball is in the air and Swope doesn’t quite have that same natural ability, but I think he’ll be a real nice player in the N.F.L. I also think that Cruz is a little more athletic (he had a 41.5 inch vertical and 10.5 foot broad jump, which goes to his ability to play the ball in the air despite his size)
Ryan Swope is not your typical slot WR, his potential is better.He’s built like a running back. He possess good speed to get down the field (underrated speed if you ask me), and he’s really good with the ball in his hands. Swope also breaks arm tackles. Swope was recruited out of high school as a running back and it’s been a process for him to transition to the WR position for the Aggies and he is still raw as a route runner and has a ways to go if he’s going to be a slot wr int he N.F.L. Swope will probably play the slot in the N.F.L, but I think he has the potential to make a lot more plays down the field than the Steve Smith, Wes Welker players of the league.
2010 (Sophomore): Huge statistical season allowed him to break Rod Bernstine’s long-standing school record for receptions in a season … his impressive statistical line was 72 catches for 825 yards with four touchdowns while starting all 13 games, which broke the old record of 65 set by Bernstine in 1986 … challenged the school record for catches in a game in the season-opener when he posted 13 catches (for 106 yards) against SFA, which tied for second-most in school history … had three 100 yard games with 106 vs. SFA, 105 vs. Texas Tech and a career-high 136 vs. Oklahoma … his long catch of the season was a crucial one for the Aggies when his 64-yard TD catch iced the Aggies’ win over Oklahoma … also contributed 58 yards on 11 carries and 87 kickoff return yards on five attempts.
To be posted when they become available