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Travis Swanson | Center

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/30/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 312
College: Arkansas
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Lions signed third-round C Travis Swanson to a four-year contract.
Swanson entered the pre-draft process being viewed by some as the top center prospect. He had a poor Combine where he ran a 5.28 forty, posted a pitiful 7-foot-11 broad jump, and repped 225 pounds just 20 times on the bench press. He has good size, but Swanson might max out as a backup on the interior. May 22 - 1:43 PM

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Lions selected Arkansas C Travis Swanson with the No. 76 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Swanson (6-foot-5, 312) made 50 starts for the Razorbacks, earning first-team All-American and All-SEC accolades as a senior. He struggled at the Combine, running 5.28 with a 7-foot-11 broad jump and managing 20 reps on the bench. Swanson doesn't play with power at this stage of his career, which when combined with limited athleticism makes him a long shot to develop into a reliable NFL starter. He does offer size and arm length (33 1/8") to get some looks at guard. Incumbent C Dominic Raiola is on a one-year deal, but we're skeptical Swanson can be counted on as his long-term successor.
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