D’Andre Swift is a Georgia football running back and seen as one of the top players in the 2020 NFL Draft.
He starred for the Bulldogs for the last three seasons and leading the team in rushing as a sophomore and junior.
Below you can find more information about Swift and what he will be bringing to an NFL team for starting in the 2020 NFL season.
D’Andre Swift is seen as the top running back in the class for the 2020 NFL Draft
Running backs aren’t quite as valuable as they once were in the NFL, but Swift, listed at 5-foot-8 and 212 pounds, seems like an exception at the position.
“There are a lot of great backs in this class, but I think I’m the most versatile,” Swift said at the NFL scouting combine. “I think I’m a three-down back, and I can do whatever I’m asked to do. God gave me a lot of ability. I don’t take that for granted. I work hard every day, and I’m a leader.”
Swift topped over 1,000 rushing yards in each of the past two seasons for the Bulldogs. He also shined as a pass-catcher, as he caught 73 passes in his career at Georgia.
He’s been known to jump over a defender or juke them out of their shoes from time to time.
D'Andre Swift, making everyone miss. pic.twitter.com/xYr2dQus3J
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 3, 2018
His best game as a Bulldog arguably came as a sophomore when he ran for 186 rushing yards and a touchdown against Auburn. In the 2018 SEC Championship Game, Swift had a multiple touchdown game against the Alabama Crimson Tide as well.
“You’re getting the best back in the draft,” teammate Isaiah Wilson said of Swift. “You’re gonna get someone who can fight tooth and nail until their body quits on you. He’s going to fight to the end to win the game.”
D’Andre Swift: The city of Philadelphia means a lot to 2020 NFL Draft prospect
Swift played his college football in Athens, Ga., but he was always repping his hometown of Philadelphia.
He was a rare 5-star prospect out of St. Joesph’s Prep. While the state of Pennsylvania has often produced talented prospects, most of them come from the western part of the state.
Swift committed to Georgia in a video that featured Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill’s Dreams and Nightmares.
— SWIFT7️⃣ (@DAndreSwift) September 1, 2016
Swift has spoken often about the importance of the city he grew up in and why it is so important to him to make it out and be an example for the city.
“People from Philly don’t get the chance to make it out. I am one of the select few,” Swift said. “So why not do it the right way. Why not do it the right way?”
Swift’s father Darren has also been a prominent figure in his life and also a prominent figure at Georgia football games over the past couple of seasons.
Darren Swift. Pretty sure he owns a gym in Philadelphia and has been one of the most recognizable faces of UGA parents the last 3 years. pic.twitter.com/EZ8x3VB2yf
— Ashley Espie (@dawggirl27) April 21, 2020
D’Andre Swift figures to be the next Georgia football running back to enter the NFL
Georgia has produced a number of great running backs in recent seasons, starting with Todd Gurley in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Two years ago, Swift backed up Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, who were both taken in the top 35 picks of the 2018 NFL Draft. Chubb is now a star for the Browns, while Michel scored the only touchdown in Super Bowl LIII.
Swift has spoken at length about how learning during the 2017 season helped ready him for success.
“(Just) learning and just doing stuff with them on and off the field was great because I could go to them and count on them before I would even go to my coaches,” Swift said. “I had a great relationship with them.”
Swift actually ran a faster 40-yard dash than both Chubb and Michel. Given his collegiate success and Georgia’s running back pedigree, Swift certainly seems next in line when the first round gets underway on Thursday.
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