Georgia running back D'Andre Swift says he'll enter NFL draft

D'Andre Swift and his fellow classmates have the opportunity to help silence the critics that say running backs don't matter in what could end up as the overall position in the 2020 NFL Draft.

D'Andre Swift #7 of the Georgia Bulldogs runs with the ball in the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. After a very strong junior season, the NFL Draft has come calling, and now Swift has given his answer. Senior Brian Herrien, who finished with 490 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, will be graduating too. He made his announcement via social media Friday. My family and I have spent a considerable amount of time determining what's best for me, I will be forgoing my senior year and I'm excited for what the future holds. "I'll always be a Bulldog!" If your team is looking for a bell-cow back look no further than Georgia's, D'Andre Swift.

D'Andre Swift offers everything you could ask for in a potential first-round draft pick. He set out to carry a full workload to the pros, standing just 5'9 but pushing for nearly 220 pounds. And who will replace Swift's production at Georgia?

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An adept pass-catcher, Swift caught a combined 56 passes in the past two seasons.

Swift is projected to be a first-round draft pick by ESPN's Todd McShay, and ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranks Swift as the top running back in the draft class. He consistently wins one-on-one routes against linebackers and safeties and posses soft, sure hands.

While other prospects back such as Jonathan Taylor and Najee Harris leave much to be desired in the passing game, Swift has shown the kind of ability that brings with it a three-down back to the next level.

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