As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of 200 prospects, including what the scouts around the league are saying and video interviews with each player.
Damian Swann (WR), Louisville
6’0” | 189 lbs.
65 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 4 INT, 8 PD, 4 FF, TD
What scouts are saying:
"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, NFL.com
"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." — Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com
"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." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
Fit for the Bears:
The Bears will likely address the corner position at some point in the 2015 NFL Draft with the roster lacking depth behind starters Kyle Fuller and Tim Jennings. Swann is a player that had a knack for making the big play during his team at Georgia. Chicago could use a playmaker on the back end of their defense, and Swann could be worth taking a flyer on as a Day 3 selection.