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WR Swope sending scouts back to tape

Posted by Chris Brown on February 25, 2013 – 10:10 am

Texas A&M WR Ryan Swope looks more like a running back than a receiver at 6’0″ and 205, but the athleticism he showed on Sunday may allow him to remain at receiver as it’s sending NFL scouts scrambling back to his game tape for further investigation.

Swope surprised with a 4.34 40-time, which tied for the second-fastest with West Virginia’s Tavon Austin. But his workout didn’t end there. He tied for the fourth-highest vertical leap at 37 inches, the seventh-best broad jump at 10’5″ and a sub 6.8 three-cone drill time.

“I loved to see that,” said NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock. “I didn’t expect him to run the time he ran. I mentioned on the air, his Alabama game kind of woke me up to him a little bit, and Johnny [Manziel] helped that of course; got him the ball a lot on a couple of secondary scrambles. But Swope ran in the 4.3’s, he had 11 catches against Alabama. I have to go back and watch some more tape of him. That’s what I say when you see a guy you don’t expect to run mid-4.3’s, it forces you to go back and watch tape. That’s what I’m going to do, spend some more time trying to figure that kid out.”

Swope has been forecast as a fourth-round pick.

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