Detroit Lions NFL Draft Profile: C Travis Swanson

Detroit Lions NFL Draft Profile: C Travis Swanson
April 25, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Travis Swanson (C), Arkansas

6'5" | 312 lbs.

2013 accolades:

First-team All-American, Second-team All-SEC

Selection:

3rd round, 76th overall (Detroit Lions)

What the scouts are saying:

"Experienced, dependable pivot who lacks starter-caliber power and athleticism. Lack of versatility hurts his chances, and he will have to survive on smarts, leadership and competitiveness." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Has the athleticism to pull in the running game. Able to seal off defenders from the action when blocking straight ahead. Can anchor well against strong run defenders." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

"Swanson has an excellent combination of size, strength, quickness, technique and intelligence for the center position. He could fit in a man blocking or zone scheme in the NFL. There is a real possibility that Swanson could be an immediate starter." (WalterFootball.com)

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