PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – The Pittsburgh Steelers need a wide receiver. Is speedy, dependable Ryan Swope from Texas A&M the answer?
Swope, San Jose State OT David Quessenberry, and Nevada safety Duke Williams appeared Sunday with Troy Clardy on 93-7 The Fan.
Swope’s last two quarterbacks at Texas A&M were Ryan Tannehill (currently starting for the Miami Dolphins), and Johnny Manziel (the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner).
“They’re two different quarterbacks, but they have so much ability,” Swope said. “They just know the game in different kind of ways. Tannehill’s a guy who knows the playbook inside and out. He can step back, sling the ball, and go through his progressions. Then you’ve got Johnny, who stands back there and has great arm strength. But when he gets flustered or sees an opening in a defense, he can just take off and run as effectively as a running back. He’s a guy that has playmaking ability and really helped us win football games this year.”
Manziel extended plays with his scrambling ability, much like Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. Would Swope like to play with Ben?
“Heck yeah! He’s a phenomenal athlete and a great competitor. I bet he’d be a great teammate to work with,” Swope said.
Swope turned many heads with an eye-popping 4.34 40-yard dash, second-fastest at the NFL Scouting Combine. While scouts may have been surprised, Swope wasn’t.
“I knew what kind of speed I had, and I just had to showcase that ability at the Combine. To be completely honest with you, I was not shocked with my time. I was confident that I would go and post a 4.3 or something in that range. I was confident in the coaches I was working with and the people who put me in that position to go in there and turn some heads,” Swope said.
Swope also gives a scouting report on A&M teammate Luke Joeckel, a likely top overall pick this year’s draft, and tells what facet of his game he takes most pride in.