Lions second-round choice D’Andre Swift signs rookie deal

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Running back D'Andre Swift tweeted a photo of himself signing his rookie contract.

The Lions used the 35th overall choice to select the Georgia running back in the second round.

Detroit has signed five of its nine draft choices, with only first-rounder Jeff Okudah, fifth-rounder Quintez Cephus, fifth-rounder Jason Huntley and seventh-rounder Jashon Cornell yet to agree to terms.

Swift finished his career at Georgia with back-to-back, 1,000-yard seasons. He rushed for 1,218 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.

The Lions have not had a 1,000-yard rusher since Reggie Bush in 2013.

Kerryon Johnson, who has missed 14 games in his two seasons, led the team with 403 yards in eight games last season and has said he was exited about sharing the backfield with Swift. Ty Johnson and Bo Scarbrough also are in the running backs room.

5 responses to “Lions second-round choice D’Andre Swift signs rookie deal

  1. Most talented RB in the draft gets picked up the Lions, lol. Did y’all see him with his head in his hands crying on draft day? Were those really tears of joy? I honestly feel sorry for this young man, career over before it started.

  2. I think swift can really help the lions. And more importantly, Stafford. That offense should be good this year. Its all on the coach if its not.

  3. Hopefully the Lions D will improve because the offense wasn’t the issue. The running game (I hope and pray) will be improved drastically with the addition of the best RB in the draft. Better not be a repeat of Kevin Jones, Kevin Smith, Mikel Leshore, and Ameer Abdullah (you get the idea).

  4. I agree Sopita, Swift to the Lions was very disappointing. Lions fans love to cover their tracks of losing for six decades early, always need to throw in an excuse – “It’s the coach, if it’s not.” Expert level at the blame game, just never right.

    Patricia will be fired by December, if there even is a season – if not then Dec 2021.

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