D'Andre Swift Is Already Putting Linebackers On Notice


Two years ago, Kerryon Johnson showed up for his first training camp in Allen Park and made plays from the jump. Three weeks into the season, in a primetime game against the Patriots, he snapped a franchise rushing drought five years in the making. Injuries have changed the story since, but Johnson delivered on the potential he showed out of the gate.

Which brings us to D'Andre Swift. Is it too early to be excited? Is it too soon to wonder what kind of weapon he can be? The Lions are only two padded practices into training camp and Swift is jumping off the page. If Johnson showed off with the ball on the ground, Swift has stood out with the ball in the air. This dude knows how to go out for a pass.  

And he could be a major problem for opposing defenses this fall. 

Just ask Jarrad Davis. Or Jason Cabina or Elijah Lee. Swift smoked all three linebackers in one-on-one routes Tuesday. He didn't get a ton of opportunities as a pass-catcher at Georgia, but he made each one of them count. With the Lions, he's eager for more.

"It kind of started when I was younger, playing seven on seven, always had the great ability just to catch," Swift said. "I think