D.J. Swearinger: 5 Things You Need to Know About the South Carolina FS
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Next season's SEC wide receivers will be happy that they don't have to contend with the hard-hitting D.J. Swearinger.
His reputation as an enforcer over the middle was built upon four solid seasons for the South Carolina Gamecocks. A probable second-day selection, this future NFL safety has an aggressive nature to go with his relentless motor. He will undoubtedly bring another level of toughness to whichever team selects him.
Here are five things you should know about Swearinger.
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Full Name: Dayario Jamal Swearinger
Hometown: Greenwood, SC
High School: Greenwood HS
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Statistics courtesy of sports-reference.com.
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Weight: 208 lbs.
Arm Length: 32.375"
Hand Size: 9.5"
40-Yard Dash: 4.67
Bench Press: 17 reps at 225 lbs.
Vertical Jump: 37.0"
Three-Cone Drill: 6.70
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.11
Pro Day Results
40-Yard Dash: 4.65
20-Yard Dash: 2.68
Measurements and combine results courtesy of NFL.com.
Pro day results courtesy of nfldraftscout.com.
A native of South Carolina, Swearinger originally committed to Tennessee, but decommitted when former coach Phillip Fulmer resigned.
ESPN currently has him ranked fourth among draft-eligible safeties (subscription required).
Coming out of high school, Swearinger was ranked 20th in the nation among safeties and 14th in the state (per Rivals.com).
He played quarterback, wide receiver and safety as a high school senior.
Swearinger is a very active Twitter user, including several tweets of the highlight video on this slide.
According to NFL Network's Mike Mayock, Swearinger is a draft "riser" and certain second-round pick.