Former NFL exec Charley Casserly discusses how D'Andre Swift fits in Lions' loaded backfield
The Detroit Lions drafted Georgia RB D’Andre Swift in Round 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft despite already having a loaded backfield.
The Lions had former Auburn star Kerryon Johnson and ex-Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough on the roster when they drafted Swift, so how will Swift fit into the mix?
On the NFL Network on Monday, former NFL executive Charley Casserly explained how he thinks Swift will slide into that rotation (via 247Sports):
“This guy is an explosive back,” Casserly said Monday on NFL Now. “Now, he’s a real steal because they’ve already got a good back in Kerryon Johnson and Bo Scarbrough played well at the end of the year.
“How does (Swift) fit in? Look for all of these backs to have a role. I’m not saying it’s a rotation, but they’re all going to play. They want Swift healthy, ready to go with a lot of gas in his tank when they come to that late-season run with the cold weather when the running game becomes very important.”
Most teams have at least 2 running backs who share the workload, so it’s no surprise to see the Lions adding a guy like Swift to the mix.
We’ll find out when practices resume how he fits in alongside Scarbrough and Johnson.