Whether it is former New England Patriots receiver Bam Childress or tight end Zach Sudfeld, sometimes fans and media give too much credence to offseason workouts and practices. Daxton Swanson is getting the treatment this year. Doug Kyed from NESN.com has led the charge on Swanson:
Swanson has made big plays during all three OTAs open to the media this spring. He had a few pass breakups in Week 1, an interception in Week 2 and another pass breakup in Week 3. The Patriots will need a fifth cornerback while Brandon Browner serves a four-game suspension to start the season, and Swanson is in the running for that role.
Swanson’s rookie season didn’t go as planned after he suffered an injury during training camp with the Colts, then spent the 2013 season on the San Francisco 49ers’ practice squad. He’s getting a second chance with the Patriots, and he’s not letting it go to waste.
All Swanson can do is play well, and it seems like that is what he has done. Fans, however, shouldn't expect to see him much come the regular season.
Even without Browner for the first four weeks, Swanson will have Revis, Alfonzo Dennard, Logan Ryan, Kyle Arrington and Jemea Thomas to contend with. If he doesn't make the final cut, however, look for Swanson to get wooed by many a team for their practice squad.