D'Andre Swift: 2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Alex Kielar | April 16th, 2020

D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia #2

Height: 5’9”

Weight: 216 lbs

Eligibility: Junior

Games Watched: vs Notre Dame (2019), vs Auburn (2019), vs Florida (2019), Kentucky (2019), vs Texas A&M (2019), vs Alabama (2018)

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Elusiveness9/10 Very shifty in the open field and can completely turn field. He can be seen hurdling defenders to avoid contact and has strong acceleration after big moves.
Vision9/10 Very patient and has great open-field vision while being able to work laterally. Swift knows how to bounce outside and what cuts to make. Needs some development on first-level vision.
Strength/Power9/10 Impressive strength in his shoulders and upper chest helping him deliver hit-sticks to defenders. He also has great leg drive and leverage to win in tight spots. He can tend to stand too upright into contact which causes some pushback.
Durability8.5/10 Didn’t carry too large of a load throughout his career, maxing out at 220 touches in 2019. He performs the best when he drops his shoulder to finish a run.
Receiving Ability9/10 Has solid hands while he can create a mismatch against almost any linebacker with his legs and movements. Does well with check downs and with generated space can get a lot of extra yardage.
Football IQ9.5/10 Does not have the touches or stats that other top prospects have, but he has excellent instincts and is natural at reading the play. Can step into the NFL on any down or distance.
Short Yardage10/10 Fantastic. Will churn through and finish with a drop down with his pads. Has an excellent conversion rate while being a difficult guy to drag down and pile-pusher.
Blocking8/10 Needs a tad more patience here, but his frame is used very well with solid technique. He can sometimes miss delayed rushers by going through a different gap.
Fluidity/COD10/10 Excellent at planting his foot and changing direction while breaking a lot of ankles. His cuts at the second-level put defenders in body bags.
Balance9/10 Shows tremendous balance and has great anticipation to absorb a hit. He is always in control when pushing at the line of scrimmage and initiates contact while looking to run through.
Overall91/100 Looks to be a three-down back in the NFL and is the best running back in the upcoming draft in my opinion. He is an extremely elusive and powerful back who can get several yards after contact while pushing through a pile. He will fit in any NFL offense but most ideal in an inside/outside zone that can best use his skillset.
Round Grade: First Round
Projected Draft Position: Late First to Early Second
Pro Comparison: Alvin Kamara

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