Wide receiver Ryan Swope was already drawing comparisons to another Texas wide receiver in the NFL, Wes Welker. And when he came out to the NFL Scouting Combine and ran a 4.34 40 yard dash on Sunday some were surprised. That was the second fastest time in the combine this year, and Swope thinks he knows why some people were surprised.
“I think a lot of people were pretty shocked. You don’t see that every day, a white guy running a 4.3,” Swope said on the Dan Patrick Show, via Pro Football Talk.
But in sports we’re constantly comparing athletes. Whether it’s Dwight Howard to Shaquille O’Neal or Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan.
It is inevitable that Swope would get compared to Welker. Welker is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL and with out a doubt the best white receiver currently playing in the NFL.
“I’ve been compared to Welker,” Swope said. “I think that’s a huge compliment because Welker’s a great football player. . . . But I think people decide to make a white and white comparison.”
Jordy Nelson is a more accurate comparison in Swope’s mind. Nelson is a quick receiver for the Green Bay Packers who has averaged over 15 yards a game over his career.