On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 7:00 PM CDT 49ers at Texans The Texans host the 49ers at NRG Stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

News

Print
RSS

Scout's Take: Maccagnan on S D.J. Swearinger

Posted May 26, 2013

Director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan discusses safety D.J. Swearinger, the Texans' second-round draft pick from South Carolina.


Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan reviewed the 2013 NFL Draft with Texans insider Nick Scurfield. In this “Scout’s Take” series, we’ll share his thoughts on each of the Texans’ nine draft picks, from tight end Ryan Griffin in the sixth round to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the first.


S D.J. Swearinger – (2nd round, 57th overall)
5-10, 208 – South Carolina – Greenwood (S.C.) HS

Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan
“He’s a very physical, hard-hitting player when you watch him on the college tape. He’s a good athlete for the position, has good quickness, speed and overall range. He’s an extremely instinctive player, both versus the run and in coverage. He’s definitely a strong physical presence over the middle, which we really liked. When it’s all said and done, he’s a very well-rounded player. When we went to the Combine, he performed well from an athletic standpoint. He may not have necessarily run the fastest 40 out there, but when you watch him on tape, he really plays fast, more so due to his instincts, the ability to anticipate and be in the right position at the right time… Every play is not necessarily a highlight, but really, every game you put on, there were numerous occasions where he is just a very, very aggressive, physical player. Plays the game very clean, very hard, but definitely is a contact-oriented player. To me, that really sort of jumped off the tape when you watched him. Almost every game you looked at, there was an opportunity where he really made a very physical, aggressive tackle. He has a definite knockback ability when you watch him.”

Twitter.com/NickScurfield

Recent News

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.