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D.J. Swearinger NFL Draft Profile

Position #1: Strong Safety    Position #2: Free Safety
Jersey: #36    Height: 5'11 1/4"
School: South Carolina Gamecocks    Weight: 210 lbs.
Class: Senior    40 Time: 4.56

Drafted By: Houston Texans - 2nd round (57th overall) 2013 NFL Draft

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Combine/Pro Day Results
Event Hand Arm Wing 40 10 BP BJ VJ 3C SS20 XP SQD M40 M10
Combine 9 1/2" 32 3/8" -- 4.67 1.57 17 10'4" 37.0 6.70 4.11 64 0.56 738.94 549.50
Pro Day -- -- -- 4.65 1.52 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 742.12 567.57

General Notes

Senior Bowl Invite:Invite accepted but cannot participate.
East/West Shrine Invite:Hasn't accepted an invite to the East/West Shrine Game.

Written By: Jerry Edwards

DJ Swearinger is a smaller safety, standing at just over 5'11" tall and around 210 lbs with a compact, thick frame. Swearinger possesses strong hands and surprising strength for a safety his size. He has shown the ability to keep blockers off of his body and disengage in the box. He is a good tackler in space that has shown the ability to make the tackle as the last line of the defense. He also has handed out many highlight reel type hits and has earned a reputation as a hard hitter.

Swearinger is a talented and athletic safety in coverage. He is capable of matching up on wide receivers and tight ends in man to man coverage. In deep zones, DJ flashes great range and ball skills but he needs to improve his recognition skills and jump on the ball. He looks very comfortable in zone coverage in the box.

With his versatility, athleticism and skill in coverage, Swearinger possesses the upside and talent that teams look for early in the draft at safety.

Name: Full name is Dayario Jamal Swearinger.

  1. Played in 12 games and made 12 starts.
  2. Played in 13 games and made 13 starts.
  3. Played in 14 games and made 8 starts.
  4. Played in 13 games.
  1. Second-Team All-SEC selection. Week 11 Walter Camp National FBS Defensive Player of the Week.
Known Injuries:
  1. Sat out spring football while rehabbing from nagging foot injury that hampered him during 2011 season.
Disciplinary Action:
  1. Suspended 1 game by SEC for a helmet to helmet hit during the UAB game on a WR.

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