While running backs have the lowest probability to get drafted in the first round, D’Andre Swift has potential to go in the top 32 in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Establish the run. This is the way of the past now as analytics and data have not only taken over the way we watch football, but have actually shown that throwing the ball on first down has been much more effective in today’s NFL. Instead, the game plan of any offensive mind in this league should be to establish playmakers; running back D’Andre Swift from Georgia is a playmaker and the best running back in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Currently ranked as the top running back on this writer’s big board, Swift is an elite athlete with the ability to stay on all three downs on the field. At 5-9, Swift is not small, as he is also 215 pounds and has shown the ability to break tackles as well. He has already surpassed 1,000 yards for the second straight year and has elite film to boot.
Last year, while sharing the field with Elijah Holyfield a year ago, Swift still managed to post over 1,000 yards rushing for the Georgia Bulldogs, adding a significant contribution as a receiver as well. Catching 32 passes from quarterback Jake Fromm, Swift managed to tally an additional 297 yards and three scores as a receiver out of the backfield.
This year, Swift has hit 1,000 yards already, almost hitting his mark from a year ago; he has scored seven touchdowns on the ground, averaging over six yards per carry. Swift has caught 17 passes out of the backfield this year for an additional 169 yards and one more score.
Before we go any further, enjoy this introduction to D’Andre Swift.
A versatile threat, Swift is a top back in this year’s class; here is a breakdown of Swift’s gifts and traits.