Todd McShay explains why he thinks D'Andre Swift is 'just a notch above' other 2020 RB prospects
Coming out of Georgia this year, RB D’Andre Swift was expected to be the first running back taken in the 2020 NFL Draft.
After a strong performance in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine over the weekend, Swift did nothing to hurt his stock. Therefore, he’s still in line to potentially be a late-first round pick.
On Tuesday, ESPN analyst Todd McShay explained why he thinks Swift is a better prospect than the other backs in the 2020 class (via 247Sports):
“Swift is explosive,” McShay said Tuesday on a conference call. “They’ve had so many good backs come out of Georgia. I’m not saying he’s the best, but he’s better than the recent first and second-rounders they’ve had. He does everything at full speed. Whether it’s transitioning from after catch, to reading blocks, to making that cutback. … he’s explosive.
“The running back group, even though we may only have one in the first round with Swift in my opinion, JK Dobbins is a stud. Jonathan Taylor is (great). And if you ask Joe Burrow who the best player is he has ever played with, he says (Clyde) Edwards-Helaire. Swift is just a notch above those guys because he’s complete. It’s easy to see on tape.”
Swift will need to stay on teams’ radars over the next couple of months if he wants to remain in the Round 1 picture. We’ll see if he ends up as the No. 1 running back off the board in April.