Data Scout Notes: 2012: 2ndC/2ndM...P2ndC/P2ndM...2011: NA...2010: NA
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Draft Scout D.J. Swearinger News
11/20/13 - SS D.J. Swearinger continues to improve. He's playing almost every snap and doing better in coverage. He's usually a hard hitter, but he bounced off Oakland running back Rashad Jennings on an 80-yard run.
07/31/13 - S D.J. Swearinger, the second-round pick from South Carolina. He picked up in camp where he left off in the offseason program. He's always around the ball making plays. He's impressed his coaches with his play on the field and his work ethic, which includes watching hours of tape. He's a hard hitter with a nasty streak. He has some range, too. And he's been a terrific interview with the media.
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 2/57 - D.S. Swearinger, FS, 5-11, 208, South Carolina...They wanted a young free safety for Ed Reed to groom. Swearinger lacks height, but he's fearless and a hard hitter. They envision him playing near the line of scrimmage in their "sub-package" that requires three safeties. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - Free safety D.J. Swearinger will get an opportunity to learn from his idol - new Texans free safety Ed Reed. He grew up idolizing Reed and another former University of Miami safety, the late Sean Taylor. The Texans entered the draft wanting a young safety who Reed could mentor. "I'm blessed, truly blessed, right now," Swearinger said. "I watched Ed Reed - him and (the late Washington safety) Sean Taylor. He's (Reed) definitely a guy that I'm looking forward to learning from and feeding off of. "Back in high school, I started watching him. (Reed and Taylor) are some of my idols I looked up to when I was in high school." - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - The Texans selected four players in the first three rounds, all with ties to the Carolinas. Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins (first round), South Carolina free safety D.J. Swearinger (second), North Carolina offensive tackle Brennan Williams (third) and LSU outside linebacker Sam Montgomery (third) - a native of Greenwood, S.C. - were the first four picks. Swearinger and Montgomery were high school teammates. - The Sports Xchange