Cardinals rookie receiver Ryan Swope dropped in the draft because he had four concussions at Texas A&M. Now the effects of those concussions are holding him back at Organized Team Activities.
Teammate Larry Fitzgerald said on SiriusXM radio (via ESPN.com) that Swope has missed practice time while working through issues related to the concussions he suffered in college.
Fitzgerald’s comments are the first we’ve heard that Swope’s college concussions are still an issue, but they were definitely an issue for him heading into the draft. Mike Mayock said on NFL Network that Swope would have been a third-round pick if he had a clear medical history, but he fell to the sixth round because of those concussions.
Swope is a talented receiver with great speed who has the potential to be an excellent complement to Fitzgerald. Here’s hoping we hear a lot more about Swope on the field than in the training room.