Re: 2nd round DJ Swearinger
7. DJ SWEARINGER |South Carolina 5104 |208 lbs|4SR Greenwood, SC (Greenwood HS) 7/12/1990 (age 22) #36
2012: (12/12) 79/3.0/9/2 PROJECTION: 2nd-3rd Round
2011: (13/13) 80/1.5/6/3 MEASUREABLES: 5104 | 208 | 32 3-8” | 9 1-2" | 77 5-8”
2010: (14/8) 66/2.0/6/1 COMBINE: 4.67 40-YD DASH | 1.63 10-YD | 17 REPS | 37” V | 10-4 BJ | 6.70 3C | 4.11 SS
2009: (13/0) 19/0.0/1/0
STRENGTHS: Throws his body around on the field, arriving to the ballcarrier with power and pop to drive him backwards…extremely physical and confident, playing fast and decisive…reads the eyes of the QB and not afraid to come of his man to make plays…undercuts routes and looks to pluck the ball out of the air with natural hands and return ability (7 INTs, 1 TD)…fiery demeanor and likes to chirp…improved awareness vs. the run…versatile starting experience at both safety and CB.
WEAKNESSES: Needs to get stronger and add bulk to his upper body and limbs…gets his eyes stuck in the wrong place at times, causing him to be a step too late in coverage or helping at the sideline…too physical downfield with bad habit of grabbing…streaky tackling technique, leading with his helmet and hitting to high which forces him to try and hug/wrestle to the ground…poor discipline, especially as a hitter and will attract too many penalties for targeting, taunting and personal fouls.
SUMMARY: Versatile DB the past four seasons in the SEC, starting 33 career games at CB, FS and SS…extremely physical and enjoys contact, arriving to the play with violent intentions…goes for the big hit, but doesn’t always wrap and needs to play smarter…athletic with the foot quickness to hold up in coverage, but room to improve his awareness…thumping hitter with position versatility, but lack of discipline makes him tough to trust right now…potential NFL starter within two years.