2015 NFL DRAFT

Damian Swann, CB

School: Georgia  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 189 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
229286-7

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.502.631.59- 339'10"--
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Adequate height for the position with lean muscle tone. Plays bigger than he looks with active and aggressive limbs. Feisty to take on blocks and work through contact, attacking the point of attack with heavy hands.

Natural burst and quickness to click-and-close, doing a nice job anticipating wide receiver breaks. Decent reflexes and reactive athleticism. Physical blitzer with timing and fortitude.

Solid ballskills with tracking skills (29 passes defended and eight interceptions in his career). Experienced on special teams coverages, including time as a punt returner (averaged 4.6 yards per return at Georgia). Plays with a menacing motor and high-tempo effort after kickoff. Comes from a challenging background (first person in his family to go to college), overcoming obstacles and persevering.

WEAKNESSES: Lean-limbed with a narrow build and torso. Lack of arm length shows often. Has added five pounds since arriving in Athens and needs to get stronger and dedicate himself in the weight room.

Plays too high with some hip stiffness, opening his gate early and losing balance. Lacks elite speed to recover after false steps. Tends to take wild angles and needs to put himself in better position to finish plays. Needs to consistently wrap on tackle attempts, more of a hitter than form tackler right now. Usually loses the hand battle when he initiates contact with receivers. Too much contact before the ball arrives. Overanxious in press with impatient footwork. Streaky instincts and appears to be guessing quite a bit. Some durability concerns with his lean frame, missing one game in 2014 with a head injury.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A three-year starter and versatile member of the Bulldogs? secondary, Swann was used all over Georgia?s 3-4 scheme, often playing the same role as Brandon Boykin did, blitzing and lining up in nickel. He has the click-and-close quickness and aggression to blow up plays in front of him when he times up his breaks, but his undisciplined style and lack of elite speed gets him in trouble.

Swann might be able to stick as a zone dime corner in the NFL, but his lack of strength and freelancing tendencies create a fine line between draftable and ?JAG? status as a prospect.

After spending his true freshman season as a backup, Swann moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore in 2012, recording 53 tackles, nine passes defended and a team-best four interceptions. He started all 13 games in 2013 as a junior and tallied 57 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and eight passes defended. Swann started 12 games in 2014 as a senior, finishing 65 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and a team-best 12 passes defended and four interceptions, earning Second Team All-SEC honors.

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10/28/2014 - OCT 20 SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Damian Swann, S, Georgia...Swann started the 34th game of his career and finished with a career-high 11 tackles, including a sack, forced two fumbles...Also had his second interception in as many games during Georgia's 45-32 win at Arkansas. - SEC football
 

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