Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room No. 148: RB D’Andre Swift (Georgia)

Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room takes a deep dive into D’Andre Swift’s game, using examples from his match-ups with Alabama and Auburn. 

Georgia has earned serious consideration as Tailback U since Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall, Nick Chubb, and Sony Michel were all in Athens at the same time. One could argue that it actually began with Isaiah Crowell, but the origin story of the Bulldogs’ recruiting success at running back is not the point.

The fact that Georgia continues rolling out quality NFL prospects at the position is notable. D’Andre Swift has a spot in this pantheon.

Not the fastest of this quintet, Swift’s last name still applies to his job when applied to acceleration, stop-start movement, change-of-direction speed, and long-run stamina. If his full name was a complete reflection of his game, it would be “Hammer Catcher Swift,” because he’s a physical between-the-tackles runner with excellent hands out of the backfield and a swift-mover.”

Swift is an old-school runner with new-school receiving skills. His pass protection skills are a work in progress and his ball security requires attention, but he’s  The video below is 35 minutes of analysis of Swift’s game as a runner, receiver, and blocker against Alabama and Auburn.


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