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Travis Swanson | Center

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/30/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 312
College: Arkansas
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Lions offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn wouldn't commit to Travis Swanson starting at center.
Swanson's path to becoming the starter took a big hit Thursday when the Lions acquired Manny Ramirez in a trade with Denver. Ramirez started at both guard and center last year but prefers playing center. With Dominic Raiola getting most of the work at center, Swanson only played 89 snaps last season. May 3 - 11:29 AM

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Lions OC Joe Lombardi expects Travis Swanson to start at center this season.

The future is now at the pivot for the Lions, who have moved on from veteran mainstay Dominic Raiola. Swanson, the No. 76 overall pick a year ago, brings good size (6'5/312) and NCAA experience (50 starts at Arkansas) but lacks athleticism. Still, he can't be much worse than Raiola was last year.
Apr 13 - 7:59 AM

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.
Thu, May 22, 2014 01:43:00 PM

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 plus 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.
Fri, May 9, 2014 10:12:00 PM

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