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2013 NFL Draft Prospects: D.J. Swearinger, FS, South Carolina

Today's 2013 NFL Draft Prospect Profile focuses on South Carolina free safety D.J. Swearinger. See our Prospect Profiles StoryStream for all of our draft profiles.

D.J. Swearinger
D.J. Swearinger

As we continue rolling out 2013 NFL Draft prospect profiles let's discuss a player who could be solid value in the third or fourth round. South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger is an experienced, aggressive safety and the National Football Post says "Swearinger is a great pick up in the 4th round and should have a long NFL career for some team."

[Complete SB Nation Draft Coverage]


Swearinger is a physical player with experience at cornerback, nickel back and both safety spots. says "He has played both free and strong safety, and his good performances as a spot duty at corner against big receivers suggests he has the potential to cover NFL tight ends in coverage well. He projects to be a day two pick."

[Big Blue View 2013 NFL Draft Big Board]


A little short at 5-foot-11, and most reports indicate he will have to temper his big-hitting style at the NFL level. Speed isn't elite.

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Does He Fit With The Giants?

I don't see why not, provided the Giants don't add a safety in the first couple of rounds. My guess is they will add safety depth at some point in the draft.

Prospect Video

Big Board Rankings

CBS Sports-115th

National Football Post-119th

Mocking the Draft-49th

Sports Illustrated-Not in top 40

Big Blue View Board-76th

Final Thought

In its prospect profile of Swearinger, SB Nation says "Swearinger could have been considered one of those top names in other drafts, but he finds himself going slightly under the radar this year." He seems like a player who would be good value in the third or fourth round.