Grading Arizona Cardinals general manager’s record drafting receivers
The Cardinals took Ryan Swope in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. During the 2013 NFL Combine, Swope impressed with a rare mixture of size and speed. He stood 6 feet tall and weighed 205lb while posting a 4.34 time in the 40-yard dash. A remarkable feat.
Swope further impressed during his college career when he recorded 89 receptions for 1,207 yards, and 11 touchdowns during his junior season at Texas A&M, setting school records during the time period. Swope was everything one looked for in a wide receiver coming into the NFL.
Unfortunately, he never played a down in the regular season, having retired on July 25th, 2013. While we don’t know how well Swope would have fared in the NFL, and given his status as a sixth-round pick, we can argue that Keim took a flyer on this one.
Grade: Incomplete – It’s unfair to label Swope as a bust, given the concussion issues that forced him into early retirement. Let’s call it Incomplete and move on.