WR Ryan Switzer, North Carolina
Many scouts may try to diminish Switzer’s abilities because he lacks prototypical size and his build doesn’t scream “NFL Athlete.” However, I can guarantee you that this guy is gonna make it at the next level. Switzer plays the game with the passion and fierceness that would make any coach proud.
Most importantly, Switzer is one of the most effective route runners in this upcoming class. Switzer has the ability to sharply explode and create separation at the stem of his routes. He uses his excellent quickness and change of direction abilities to constantly find open spots on the field.
Additionally, Switzer flashes several tricks to constantly keep defenders off balance. He displays the ability to use subtle head fakes to send defenders running into the opposite direction of his route. Also, he excellently manipulates his speed throughout his route to create separation.
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Another vital component of Switzer’s game is his toughness. Despite being a smaller target, Switzer thrives over the middle. He has shown the ability to reel in contested grabs with defenders draped over him. Switzer also doesn’t shy away from contact, as he rarely runs out of bounds and he always fights for extra yardage.
Switzer also appears to have a clutch factor to his game. When scouting his tape vs. Pittsburgh, Switzer made several impressive grabs on 4th down to extend the game. He showcased the necessary concentration and body control to come down with several clutch grabs in big moments.