Texas A&M wide receiver Ryan Swope and Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson are both finalists to be featured on the cover of EA Sports' NCAA Football 14 video game. Swope deserves to be featured on the cover of the popular video game.
The EA Sports NCAA video game is one of the most popular sports games on the market. Getting a player on the cover is a huge coup for the recruiting and marketing for that particular college; due to NCAA rules, that player can no longer be playing college ball.
The cover is featured in national television commercials and is in the homes of millions of video game players across the country. You cannot buy that kind of exposure to prospective students and football recruits.
The cover of the 2013 game featured 2011 Heisman winner Robert Griffin III from Baylor. EA Sports was able to put Griffin on the cover because he had left Baylor a year early to enter the NFL. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was the defining college football player of the 2012 season.
Manziel cannot be featured on the cover this year because he is still playing college football. Swope was chosen to represent the Aggie team. This is a look at why Swope should be featured on the cover rather than Robinson.