Photo of Damian Swann
Drafted By: Saints

Combine Results

Grade
5.3 ?
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'0" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 189LBS. Weight
  • 8 7/8" Hands

Overview

2014: Second-team All-SEC. Started 12 games. 2013: Started all 13 games. 2012: Started all 14 games. 2011: Played in 11 games with one start.


Pro Day Results


20-yard short shuttle: 4.2 seconds
Three-cone drill: 7.03 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Natural corner who has played and can play all over field. Played in the box in dime package and used as deep safety on a few snaps. Good length pressing and crowding receivers to the sideline. At his best as bump-and-run corner playing inside leverage. Thin but physical in run support. Covered big receivers and tight ends from the slot. Blitzes like a heat-seeking missile.

Weaknesses

Gives away a tremendous cushion in thirds coverage. Has to see it to break on it. Instincts lacking in zone coverage and takes too long to close out receivers. Feet uncooperative at times. Has issues staying wired to receivers making inside releases. Plays at one speed and lacks long speed to recover. Not in position to make interceptions. Had just five interceptions in three years as a starter.

Draft Projection

Round 5

NFL Comparison

Chris Lewis-Harris

Bottom Line

Gangly cornerback with spindly legs but a willingness to play physically and with great energy and effort. Swann doesn't play tightly enough in coverage or make enough plays on the ball to be a starting cornerback and doesn't have the size to transition to safety full time, but he's versatile and highly competitive and has a legitimate shot to make a team.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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