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BigCatDaddy
01-24-2013, 06:58 AM
I really liked what I saw from this kid whenever I got the chance to watch A&M play this year. Walter has him going somewhere in round 2-4. Anybody else interested if he is there at the top of round 3. I think he can be a Jordy Nelson type player for us.

Frosty
01-24-2013, 07:13 AM
Not really as he seems to be more of a possession receiver. The Chiefs need someone with speed to be a deep threat.

Rudy lost the toss
01-24-2013, 08:25 AM
He was a track stud in high school and has some good open field speed, but yeah he isn't really much of a deep threat.. Plays a little small, but he has great instincts. Id take him over McCluster, Wiley.

htismaqe
01-24-2013, 08:50 AM
He was a track stud in high school and has some good open field speed, but yeah he isn't really much of a deep threat.. Plays a little small, but he has great instincts. Id take him over McCluster, Wiley.

Yeah, he's really nothing like Jordy Nelson.

He's probably closer to...don't shoot me...Wes Welker.

He's a better option than McCluster or Wiley but don't really see it as a need.

BigCatDaddy
01-24-2013, 08:57 AM
Yeah, he's really nothing like Jordy Nelson.

He's probably closer to...don't shoot me...Wes Welker.

He's a better option than McCluster or Wiley but don't really see it as a need.

He's a lot bigger then Welker which is why I tried to avoid that comparison amongst other reasons. He just seemed like a tough kid that shined in big games.

htismaqe
01-24-2013, 09:02 AM
He's a lot bigger then Welker which is why I tried to avoid that comparison amongst other reasons. He just seemed like a tough kid that shined in big games.

Like Rudy said, he plays "small".

He's definitely bigger than Welker but when you watch him play, he moves like a much smaller guy.

I like Swope a lot. I just think we have bigger needs.

htismaqe
01-24-2013, 09:03 AM
FYI, reports out of the Senior Bowl are that Swope is the toughest WR on the field. Hasn't impressed with his catching yet but apparently his run blocking is superb.

htismaqe
01-24-2013, 09:05 AM
I know what it is that reminds me of Welker - he takes really short, choppy steps when he's mid-route. He looks like a fullback at times. :)

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Sorter
01-24-2013, 09:14 AM
How big is he? Nelson is like 6-3 205 right?

Rambozo
01-24-2013, 09:16 AM
There are a lot of Chiefs fans I know who really like Swope. Some have us taking him as high as the second round but, I don't know about that. He seems like a guy we will probably miss on because of where we pick. However, he's definately a baller.

BigCatDaddy
01-24-2013, 09:16 AM
How big is he? Nelson is like 6-3 205 right?

6'1 205 and Nelson is about 6'3 215. A little closer then the 5'8 Welker.


Maybe Hines Ward would be a better comparable.

BigCatDaddy
01-24-2013, 09:16 AM
FYI, reports out of the Senior Bowl are that Swope is the toughest WR on the field. Hasn't impressed with his catching yet but apparently his run blocking is superb.

1st round pick/ Herm

htismaqe
01-24-2013, 09:19 AM
How big is he? Nelson is like 6-3 205 right?

Swope is like 6' even.

Rudy would know for sure, I think he's an A&M fan.

htismaqe
01-24-2013, 09:20 AM
6'1 205 and Nelson is about 6'3 215. A little closer then the 5'8 Welker.

Forget about the height. I'm talking about how they play - how they run routes, how they make cuts, how they run with the ball in their hands.

Swope reminds me of a RB in WR clothing.

Nelson isn't that, at all.

BigCatDaddy
01-24-2013, 09:22 AM
Forget about the height. I'm talking about how they play - how they run routes, how they make cuts, how they run with the ball in their hands.

Swope reminds me of a RB in WR clothing.

Nelson isn't that, at all.

Yeah, probably a poor comparison. Maybe Hines Ward would be a little better.

Wilson and Swope on the team would upgrade the toughness quite a bit which this team could use.

Frosty
01-24-2013, 09:22 AM
Swope reminds me of a RB in WR clothing.

Sounds like Golden Tate in Seattle. About the same size, too.

Sorter
01-24-2013, 09:22 AM
Forget about the height. I'm talking about how they play - how they run routes, how they make cuts, how they run with the ball in their hands.

Swope reminds me of a RB in WR clothing.

Nelson isn't that, at all.

From what little I've seen of Swope, I agree entirely.

The Welker comparisons are valid IMO because of the short, choppy steps he takes. Also, he's white and all white receivers must be compared to Welker. The inverse of the Rooney Rule, if you will.

htismaqe
01-24-2013, 10:00 AM
Yeah, probably a poor comparison. Maybe Hines Ward would be a little better.

Wilson and Swope on the team would upgrade the toughness quite a bit which this team could use.

Hmmm, Hines Ward. Never would have thought of that one if you hadn't said it.

Interesting.

htismaqe
01-24-2013, 10:00 AM
Also, he's white and all white receivers must be compared to Welker. The inverse of the Rooney Rule, if you will.

ROFL

Sorter
01-24-2013, 10:04 AM
ROFL

We should track and see how many times they compare white WRs drafted to Welker as opposed to black ones. Maybe sue Kiper for $$$? ROFL

Rudy lost the toss
01-24-2013, 10:07 AM
Swope is like 6' even.

Rudy would know for sure, I think he's an A&M fan.

Im pretty sure he is 6' even. He was a very successful RB in high school like Welker- which may explain the short, choppy steps and open field running. Swope is easy to like, though he is a bit injury prone.

Sorter
01-24-2013, 10:09 AM
I'm excited to see his 3-cone at the combine and shuttle. Anyone know his hand size?

Rudy lost the toss
01-24-2013, 10:09 AM
Forget about the height. I'm talking about how they play - how they run routes, how they make cuts, how they run with the ball in their hands.

Swope reminds me of a RB in WR clothing.

Nelson isn't that, at all.

Pretty much nailed it.

AndChiefs
01-24-2013, 12:10 PM
I'm excited to see his 3-cone at the combine and shuttle. Anyone know his hand size?

A bit small but I don't remember exactly. I think there's a report in the senior bowl thread.

B_Ambuehl
01-24-2013, 02:13 PM
Swope doesn't have anywhere near Welkers short area quickness nor his acceleration. From 0 to 30 yds Welker is as fast as anyone, he just doesn't have long speed. Swope can catch the ball but in the slot you want someone with better quickness and outside you want someone who plays taller with long speed. He's probably a #4 Chris Horn/Marc Boerigter type of guy.

BigCatDaddy
02-24-2013, 10:48 AM
4.34. Anyone having second thoughts?

Rudy lost the toss
02-24-2013, 01:26 PM
4.34. Anyone having second thoughts?

he'll probably go in the second, and Im going to have to say no to the 34th pick.

Hog Farmer
02-25-2013, 06:59 AM
I like swope and he'll be a good NFL reciever but we need to take a CB where he will be drafted

DJ's left nut
02-25-2013, 10:30 AM
I thought Swope looked incredibly awkward yesterday. I wasn't impressed by his route running and his hands were just a mess.

Yeah, he was a hell of a lot faster than I expected, but he also looked like a very unnatural player and those kinds of guys get exposed at this level.

I think Woods blew Swope off the page yesterday and I think they'll both go around the same time.