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WR Brett Swain

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Arles, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Arles

    Arles Cheesehead

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    Not much on him as well. 6'1", 198, 4.59 40 out of San Diego State.

    GB brought him in for a visit, this from a JSOnline article:

    WR Brett Swain, San Diego State, 6-0, 200, 4.63 - Slot receiver type who caught 58 passes for 973 yards (16.8) and five TDs for pass-happy Aztecs. Doesn't have blinding speed but has some quickness.
     
  2. BryanAschenbrenner

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    WR Brian Swain

    Brett has joined the team! ha.
     
  3. Arles

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    Made Tony Pauline's "hidden gems" section:

    'Brett Swain, WR, San Diego State: He flew under the radar for most of the year but has caught the interests of a few teams lately. He averaged 16.8 yards on 58 receptions last season as SDSU's leading receiver. His toughness, smarts and hands could help him develop into a productive third or fourth receiver in the NFL."
     
  4. Greg C.

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    Ted continues to pile on the WR's and QB's. It would be nice to have another DB, but this is a good team, so I'm not going to quibble with late round draft choices.
     
  5. dannychau22

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    another james jones??
     
  6. Danreb

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    At least the Packers aren't racist.
     
  7. wpr

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    NFL.com sez"

     
  8. NFL_GEEK

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    LOL :lol:
     
  9. Arles

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    Some info from the Swain interview that JSOnline has:

     
  10. Zombieslayer

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    I don't understand this pick at all.

    Won't cry over it, because it's a 7th round pick. But still, it's a waste.
     
  11. evad04

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    All this talk of wasted picks are giving me the red ***. It's a seventh round pick--it can't possibly be judged the same way as the other rounds.
     
  12. RainX

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    He's going to have a tough time cracking the final 53-man roster, and that's under the assumption we'll be carrying 6 recievers. Sounds like a PS player for next year, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Might have a chance to compete for a roster spot in 2009 if Ruvell and Koren don't return.
     
  13. arrowgargantuan

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    they liked him, good enough for me.
     
  14. Bertram

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    "Brett Swain ~ S.D.S.U. -- We've been told by an informed insider (national media) that Swain may be drawing heavier draft interest than all the other non-combine invites at wide receiver. Matter of fact, per the source, at least one N.F.C. North squad has him projected as a solid 5th rounder. Swain showed great hands dealing with a often erratic quarterback (Kevin O'Connell) and is faster than he's given credit for. Averaged 16.8 YPC in 2007."


    He seems pretty fast, running at 4.41, allegedly has good hands, I can see this guy making the team, kind of a Joe Jurevicious, only faster. He comes from a smaller school.

    It's amazing, now we have two white guy receivers.. who would have thought.
     
  15. all about da packers

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    Wow, I thought it said "erotic" instead of "erratic" so I had to do a double take on that. :doh:

    I wonder how our other WRs are taking the addition of two rookie WRs to the mix. I certainly hope they don't take it personally.

    I'm still struck by an apparent encounter at the draft party on Saturday where James Jones, after hearing of the Jordy Nelson pick, shook his head and said "why'd they do that?" :-?
     
  16. arrowgargantuan

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    job security doesn't exist in the NFL. these guys have been competing for playing time since they were 15...if any player takes a draft pick personally then their NFL livelihood is in serious jeopardy.

    point being...they don't. every practice is an opportunity for somebody else to unseat you. hell, Training Camp might as well be a fight to the death of your career.

    any athlete worth a damn knows there is always the next guy, and approaches it as such. it's professional football.
     
  17. arrowgargantuan

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    the Packers taking a WR with their first pick caught everybody else off guard, i don't see why JJ (dy-no-mite) would be any different. granted, he's a WR so self-preservation could completely be the reasoning behind the comment.

    ion the same breath...who cares?

    damn im drunk.
     
  18. IronMan

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    Awesome!
     
  19. sharkbite

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    Here’s the scoop on Swain….I’m an Aztec fan from San Diego and have been watching Swain for 5 years. Key attributes: The guy has incredible hands, very quick feet runs routes as good has Marvin Harrison and yes, very fast! He was timed in the 40 at Pro day at 4.37 and 4.41. In high school Swain and Reggie Bush were to two top 100m guys in San Diego County. So the kid can flat out run. He’s always received a bad rap with regards to his speed because he is a white guy.

    He would have put up incredible number his senior year at SDSU but you have to remember the other receiver on the team was drafted by the Oakland Raiders. Swain also received double and sometimes triple coverage. This guy will surprise many people and furthermore if you ever get a chance to meet the guy he is the nicest most unassuming individual you’ll ever meet. Quality individual!
     
  20. trippster

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    seems to me we got another 6th or 7th round WR pick that had everyone shaking their heads. I might be wrong but I think he turned out ok.

    you pick a 7th rounder for their potential. not what they can do today. If they could do it today, they would be a first or second rounder.
     
  21. Pack93z

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    Thanks for the insight on the kid.. I hope he brings it to the Packers.. always room for another quality football player in Green Bay.
     
  22. Zombieslayer

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    Shark - If this is true, I take back what I said earlier.
    I hope you're right.
     
  23. sharkbite

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    It's my opinion Swain went in the seventh round because of the program he came from. SDSU's head coach is a bafoon i.e. Chuck Long! CL never gave his players from the old coaching staff any credit when he came into the program. Swain is a much better receiver then Marcus Smith who went in the 5th round. CL looks really bad right now in San Diego. How do you have a QB and two receiver get draft into the NFL and install and run offense?? This kid Swain is something special. You folks out there will really enjoy watching him.
     
  24. warhawk

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    After reading here I actually think they might have a seventh round guy that might stick. I said before the draft that it will be very hard for the 5th, round on up to make this team.

    I am sure we will have some coming in here questioning TT because some of these guys may just not make it when the reason WHY is the 53 we have right now is pretty strong.

    NOT because these later round picks necessarily SUCK. It actually sounds like the entire draft is very athletic with more potential to be good then ready to play right now.

    Kind of like what a draft is supposed to produce.
     
  25. Bertram

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    I think white receivers by many are underrated just because they are white, white guys aren't supposed to run as fast and jump as high as black receivers.. So there definately seems to be some racial bias when it comes to certain positions in the NFL, among them receivers.

    I think this Swain guy will show up, so will Nelson.
     

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