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While Swope put together an outstanding career at Texas A&M, catching 252 passes for 3,117 yards and 24 touchdowns, it's his scouting combine workout that has NFL teams talking. Specifically, Swope's 40-yard dash time of 4.34 seconds, tied for third-best among wide receivers. While he didn't fare as well in the other drills, that straight-line speed conjures up visions of other shorter receivers who possess the elusiveness to get open and make big catches in the NFL. Swope certainly showed the ability to do that in college, recording four career games with double-digit receptions and 14 games of more than 100 yards. Along with his speed, Swope's days as a running back - he was an all-state player at the position in high school in Texas - enhance his ability to avoid defenders and make plays in the open field. He had nine receptions for 40 yards or more and four of at least 64 with the Aggies. Already a polished route runner, Swope boasts good hands and doesn't shy away from contact. He's shown the ability to get open in seams and small spaces using changes of speed and foot quickness to give the quarterback a chance to find him. He was chosen to play in the Senior Bowl but withdrew due to an ankle injury suffered in practice. With a stocky build, Swope is an excellent blocker and aggressively finishes his blocks. One factor that could make teams wary of taking Swope too high, however, are the quarterbacks that threw to him in college. Current Miami Dolphins starter Ryan Tannehill helped Swope to his career-high 89-catch effort in 2011, and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was his signal-caller last year. Swope may also lack the elite athleticism to consistently pick up yards after the catch in the pros. However, he seems certain to get a shot as a prototypical slot receiver that can come up with big catches in short-yardage situations, and his 40 time at the combine proved he may have the separation ability necessary to play the outside as well. He could go anywhere from the second round to the fourth.