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2019 Devy Fantasy Football Profile: D’Andre Swift

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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Georgia running back D'Andre Swift (7) runs against Missouri in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga. While playing behind seniors Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, Swift was Georgia’s third-leading rusher with 618 yards and fourth on the team with 17 catches (more than Chubb and Michel combined) for 153 yards. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

This is the 2019 Devy Fantasy Football Profile for D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia. This profile reflects their 2018 and earlier production and game tape, and will be updated to later include their 2019 performance.

This profile is a preview of the player; you can find a comprehensive review of them, their fantasy football projections, and their draft profile in our 2020 Rookie Draft Guide (details to come in late fall, 2019).

Recruiting Profile

D’Andre Swift was the top recruit out of the state of Pennsylvania-a powerhouse high school football state in the northeast. Swift was a 5 star recruit, according to 247 composite and was ranked as the 33rd best prospect in the nation. He was the 4th highest rated running back recruit.

College Production

YEARCLASSGRUSHYDYPCTDRECYDTD
2017FR15816187.63171531
2018SO1416310496.410322973

Swift made an immediate impact in Athens his freshman year. Swift’s impact may not seem significant but his 771 total combined yards came behind Sony Michel and Nick Chubb. Swift’s former teammates have stood out early in their NFL careers, and there’s no reason to believe Swift will stray from the path of success they’ve blazed.

Swift broke out in 2018, his sophomore season, with over 1,000 rushing yards. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry, with his 163 total attempts. Swift split carries nearly evenly with Elijah Holyfield in his sophomore season.

D’Andre Swift’s game is elevated by his pass catching ability. In two seasons, he has 450 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, despite playing in a run first offense. Swift’s 32 receptions in 2018 made him the team’s 3rd highest targeted receiver, behind Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman.

Tape Review: Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths:

-Elusiveness

-Quickness

-Pass Catching Ability

Weaknesses:

-Vision

-Breakaway Speed

Summary

Swift is a dynamic player. He is extremely elusive, displays elite athleticism, and has bursts of high level speed. He has sharp cuts that allow him to change direction easily.

D’Andre Swift’s elite level quickness is complimented by a bruiser mentality. He hits holes hard, lowers his head, scraps for extra yards, and has a mean stiff arm.

Swift is a natural pass catcher that is dangerous in space after the catch.

Although Swift is fast,he lacks true breakaway speed. His vision, although sometimes impressive, is inconsistent. His pass blocking often gets him by, but he does not constantly read assignments and make clean blocks.

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