Watching Switzer play, you would never think he’s only 5’9”/185 based on the big plays he’s made year after year during his career in Chapel Hill. An electric player, especially in the return game. Switzer has enjoyed a productive college career, but will his size hurt him when converting into the NFL?

Name: Ryan Switzer
Position: WR
Size: 5’9”/185
School: North Carolina
Class: Senior
Draft Grade: 7th Round

Positives: Proportioned body. Maxed out frame with solid bulk. Very quick feet and hips. Can get low and explode laterally. Changes direction and gets to top speed quickly. Good open field speed and can tear up chunks of yardage. Creative after the catch and makes plays in the open field showing good vision and anticipation. Lays out and does anything to catch the ball. Takes licks and gets back up and shows excellent toughness. Consistent hands. Has had success returning punts. Gives good effort as a blocker. Great football and personal character. Loved by coaches and teammates. Known for having a big heart and treating people well. Works very hard in the weight room and understands nutrition and how to take care of his body. Football is everything to him. Mature. A simple, light-hearted personality.

Negatives: Short. Lacks arm length. Doesn’t have big hands by positional standards. A very small target. Lacks great speed. A short-stepper who will get caught from behind. Limited blocker due to size.

Outlook: Ryan Switzer is your typical undersized receiver with excellent agility and quick feet. He fits the traditional mold in just about every way. Switzer has maximized his talent in college and has a chance to make something of himself at the next level. Switzer must quickly catch on to an NFL offense and show reliable hands if he is to make an impact. He makes sense as a seventh round pick or priority free agent.

About The Author Jesse Fritsch

Jesse Fritsch is a Wisconsin native who has spent 11 years independently evaluating NFL draft prospects and following the draft process. He happily spends most of his free time researching players and watching games in his man cave while occasionally coming up for air to share.