2013 NFL Draft: Texas A&M WR Ryan Swope

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

As we creep closer to the 2013 NFL Draft, we'll take a deeper look at some of the potential prospects for the Chicago Bears. Today it's Texas A&M wide receiver, Ryan Swope.


The Chicago Bears aren't in desperate need of a new wide out, but they could use some depth. With Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery presumably the starters, and Earl Bennett the primary slot guy, the top three at the position appear to be in good hands. Behind these three the talent is untested. With Devin Hester relegated to return duties, and Johny Knox no longer in football, the next man up is Eric Weems.

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The Bears do have a handful of WRs on the roster, but adding a player like Ryan Swope in the latter part of the draft would make sense. He's 6' 205, and plays with good balance, strength, and explosion. He played running back in high school, being named All State in Texas, and that shows with his run after the catch ability.

His eye popping 4.34 40 yard dash at the combine surprised some, but he had a very good overall day running all the drills. His vertical was 37' and his broad jump was 125', and he knocked out 16 reps on the bench. His college production was outstanding, and he should hear his named called anywhere between the 3rd and 4th rounds.

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Scouts assumed he would be a slot guy in the NFL, but at his pro day he did a lot of work outside, and now scouts believe he could play there too. He has good enough size and strength to be an outside receiver, and the quickness of a slot guy. If the Bears do covet him, they may need to figure out a way to get a 3rd round draft choice, as of right now they don't have a pick in the 3rd.

Now it's your turn to sound off, do you think Swope would be a good pick up for the Chicago Bears?

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