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    Ryan Swope in 3rd or 4th round?

    So I know we've got plenty of young talent in our receiving core, but besides our D-line and perhaps a corner, what else do we need? I'm from College Station, and I'm a huge Aggie (WHOOP!). Swope has been an absolute stud for us over the past few years. He's broken school records for receiving and touchdowns. He's an excellent inside blocker when he's called to do so. He has GREAT mits; over the past few years, I've rarely seen him drop a ball. He also has the ability to catch low and away from his body, as well as high and away. Furthermore, he's very good after the catch; strong, "bro" body (as my friend says) that can topple would-be tacklers. Finally, and probably most vital, he's a brilliant route-runner. I'd hate to compare him to Wes Welker because that may be far-fetched, but he is near-flawless with his routes

    What do you guys think? Would it be foolish to use a draft pick on him?
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    I think he's working his way up to the second round. Would love in the 4th, like in the 3rd but don't know how I feel about the 2nd.

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    Swope is one of the biggest risers after the combine and his impressive 40, he appears to be a second round pick atm.

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    Check out 3:20 and 6:35. Toughness.

    I also forgot to mention that he ran a 4.34, tied with Tavon Austin (which nobody ever talks about).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoundsOfSuccess View Post
    Swope is one of the biggest risers after the combine and his impressive 40, he appears to be a second round pick atm.
    Oh sorry; I started to follow up with my original posts, but got sidetracked by the TV... sorry!

    And I haven't heard that he's projectedly moved up to the second round. Wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoundsOfSuccess View Post
    Swope is one of the biggest risers after the combine and his impressive 40, he appears to be a second round pick atm.
    One reason I like Josh Boyce the poor mans Swope. Hes a 5th rounder but hes actually got better turning ability and body control then Swope

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    He'll be long gone by either of those picks. If we want him we need to get him in the second, and hopefully he's still there.

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    I think that the deep WR class is going to hold him from going much earlier than predicted. Right now Patterson, Allen, Austin, Williams, Wheaton, Hunter, Dobson, and Rogers might ahead of him, teams will look to add guys that can line up outside, that isn't Swope's strong suit.

    However, if the Patriots don't take a WR in the 1st, and Elway wants this kid, he should grab him in the second. I don't see him getting past New England in the 2nd, he's very similar to Welker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FabrizioHC View Post
    I think that the deep WR class is going to hold him from going much earlier than predicted. Right now Patterson, Allen, Austin, Williams, Wheaton, Hunter, Dobson, and Rogers might ahead of him, teams will look to add guys that can line up outside, that isn't Swope's strong suit.

    However, if the Patriots don't take a WR in the 1st, and Elway wants this kid, he should grab him in the second. I don't see him getting past New England in the 2nd, he's very similar to Welker.
    Slightly similar, but take into account that he's 4 inches taller and a lot more athletic, and it probably sounds favorable to both us and New England.

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    Swope has been my favorite WR since he was introduced to me about a month ago. His ability to find open space is my favorite thing about him. I think he's soaring up draft boards after his combine, and it will at least take our late 2nd to get him. I don't think NE is huge competition for him, they will probably bring Welker back and sign a FA wr with Brady's "pay cut". They need help stopping the run in this front-7 heavy draft. He's Austin Collie without the risk of death going over the middle. Manning would have a field day with him as our 3rd reciever.

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    i have been thinking about making a thread about him for a while especially since the combine. my question was if we should go after swope or wheaton in the 2nd? the other thing is watching his highlights i dont see 4.34 forty speed although he has good speed but i dont see a blazer with the pads on like with wheaton. i want more speed at wr and like someone else said some versatility to play on the outside which i dont think swopes has but the dude has some hands on him and for a slot guy i want him to have excellent hands ala stokes.

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    One of his major problems seems to be the size of his hands but it really didn't look like that was messing with his ability to catch the ball

    Having the smallest hands in the entire combine as a WR might deter some teams though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshecalpoly View Post
    One reason I like Josh Boyce the poor mans Swope. Hes a 5th rounder but hes actually got better turning ability and body control then Swope

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ9ZbpV8e30

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU0nsocvvZM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHvf7u_RxQo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk3pz12HsyQ

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    I got the chance to watch TCU play quite a bit this year and Josh Boyce always stood out to me. He's a solid late round WR. He's been pretty consistent his whole career there. Boyce and Bumphis are two late round WRs that we should look long and hard at adding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiNNiX View Post
    Check out 3:20 and 6:35. Toughness.

    I also forgot to mention that he ran a 4.34, tied with Tavon Austin (which nobody ever talks about).
    But it's clear that Austin is faster on the field...Swope is a case where his 40 is actually misleading because he doesn't play that fast

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