Texans selected South Carolina S D.J. Swearinger with the No. 57 overall pick.
Swearinger (5-11, 208) recorded six interceptions as a 33-game starter, seeing extensive time at strong safety, free safety, slot corner, and even outside. He's a "splash" hitter who plays with aggression and a mean streak. Swearinger was available this late only because he ran 4.67 at the Combine, despite excelling in the ten-yard split (1.57), vertical (37"), and broad jump (10-foot-4). Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranked Swearinger as the No. 3 safety in this class, behind only Jonathan Cyprien and Kenny Vaccaro. With the South Carolina product likely playing closer to the line of scrimmage, Ed Reed will roam the deep half. Swearinger can also cover tight ends. Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:18:00 PM