Jan 04, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas A

Draft Gems: Ryan Swope


He may not be the biggest name at his position, but Ryan Swope is a player that could make a big difference in the NFL. If projections are correct, he could also fit right into Buffalo’s hand without using their first round pick on a secondary need position.

Swope was the a major target for Heisman winner Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M this season. The 6’1” 206 lbs. receiver had 913 yards (second on the team) and 8 touchdowns this season. Swope has had over 800 yards in each of his last three seasons, with his best year coming in 2012 when he had 1207 yards receiving. He’s had the opportunity to not only play with Manziel but Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill as well.

He’s gone up against some top notch competition, especially this year in the SEC. He had 111 yards and a touchdown in the Aggies upset of number one Alabama. He’s a player who comes up in the clutch and can certainly preform against the best out there. In Texas A&M’s tromping of Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl Swope had 104 yards and a touchdown. This kid comes up big when it counts.

He’s projected by many to be a third or fourth round pick in this year’s draft. The Bills are in desperate need for a bigger wide receiver to lineup opposite Stevie Johnson, and Swope might be the guy. Especially if the Bills do bring in a young quarterback having another weapon could be vital to his success.

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