March 22, 2018

Texans Draft: D.J. Swearinger

With the 57th pick 

D.J. Swearinger

D.J. Swearinger

The Houston Texans have selected defensive back D.J. Swearinger from South Carolina. Swearinger is what the Texans are looking for to take over and build for the future of the secondary, and should be able to see the field as a third safety for the defense. A good frame and aggressive player, Swearinger plays with the physical aspect that NFL teams want from their safeties.

Originally a cornerback at South Carolina, he also played safety.  He should make the conversion to safety completely where he is a natural fit in the NFL.


Pick Analysis:

The Texans have found their third safety behind Danieal Manning and Ed Reed and the future safety for the franchise moving forward. Expect Swearinger to be on dime packages for the defense and contributing on special teams as much as he can. Swearinger brings a physical player who is not scared to stick his nose into ball carriers.


Tale of the Tape

Height: 5-11

Weight: 208 lbs.

40 yard dash: 4.63 seconds

Hometown: Greenwood, South Carolina

Key Stats: 4 seasons at South Carolina: 184 total tackles, 6 interceptions, 1 touchdown, 6th all time in SEC tackles (184)



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