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Player Display Name: 
Ryan Switzer

Wide receiver
School: North Carolina | Conference: ACC
DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.60
Projected Round
3rd
Bio: 
Three-year starter named First Team All-ACC as a receiver and Third Team All-ACC as a specialist in 2016. Made 96 receptions for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns and added 106 punt return yards. Third Team All-ACC as a receiver and First Team All-ACC as a specialist in 2015 with 55 catches for 697 yards and six scores, adding two punt return touchdowns. Named Third Team All-ACC as a receiver and Honorable Mention All-ACC as a specialist after his sophomore season, when he led UNC with 61 receptions for 757 yards and added four scores and 172 punt return yards. Earned All-American consideration as a punt returner as a freshman, tying an NCAA record with five punt return TDs.
Pos: 
Productive collegian that’s a game changer as a receiver and return specialist. Shows amazing quickness, easily beats defenders in the first 5 yards or makes them miss in the open field. Plays with balance, body control and easily adjusts or contorts to grab the errant throw from the air. Terrific route runner who fires into breaks then stays low on exit, losing no momentum. Remains focused, concentrates and lays out or extends for the difficult catch. Effectively runs underneath or crossing patterns and makes the reception in stride. Possesses next level eye/hand coordination, a sense of timing and shows run after the catch skill. Consistently extends to make the reception away from his frame. Game changing punt returner.
Neg: 
Not a true burner who can run to daylight or beat defenders down the field. Not a sturdy receiver.
Analysis: 
Switzer is a small but tough receiver who does the little things well and impacts the game in a variety of ways. He possesses size and speed limitations but should be very effective as a slot receiver/return specialist on Sunday.