It’s something we learn to say from a young age as we play sports or the Madden video game against our friends. In the real-life NFL, that statement still rings true to this day. With that in mind, it’s intriguing to see the Chargers among the teams whop have recently met, or are scheduled to meet, with Auburn wide receiver Anthony Schwartz, according to The Draft Network’s Justin Melo.
#Auburn WR Anthony Schwartz has the deep speed (former track star) to take the top off the defense. A versatile WR that can play both inside/outside.— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) February 28, 2021
He has met/will meet virtually with the #Patriots, #Seahawks, #Steelers, #Jets, #Chargers, #Colts, #Saints and #Titans.
The 6’0, 179-pound Schwartz has been a world-class sprinter since his days running track in high school. As a senior in 2017, he set a youth record in the 100m with a 10.15 at the 2017 Florida Relays. In the summer of 2018, he won Florida state titles in the 100m (10.07) and 200m (20.41) before heading to the IAAF U20 Worlds in Finland where he won a silver in the 100m and gold in the 4x100.
During his three years with the Tigers, Schwartz has accumulated 117 receptions for 1,433 yards, and six touchdowns. He was also used as a threat on the ground, rushing 42 times for an additional 323 yards and seven touchdowns.
Schwartz will likely come off the board sometime on day three of the draft and will mainly be used as a gadget player early on his career. Should he develop as a more well-rounded receiver, even an average offensive coordinator should be able to find a way to scheme him open with his level of elite speed.
If you haven’t seen him striding through a defense just yet, take a look at his ability in the video below.
Thoughts on Schwartz? I know the Bolts have their own speed already on the roster in Jalen Guyton and Tyron Johnson, but would it be so bad to get even faster? Couldn’t hurt.