Swain had a solid freshman campaign after hauling in 21 passes for 265 yards. The next two seasons though, his numbers leveled off. As a sophomore he caught 29 balls for 388 yards and four touchdowns. As a junior he caught 27 passes for 380 yards. Swain seemed to put it together this year as he hauled in 49 passes for 688 yards and six touchdowns.
Swain is a very physical receiver. His height is decent, but he has a very strong frame, and is very hard for most corners to match up. He will not be outmuscled for the ball, and he is willing to go over the middle and take a hit. He is also a good athlete, and can go up and get to the football while it’s in the air. Swain could be a very good red zone target with his combination of athleticism and physicality.
Swain’s upside may be limited to an intermediate threat. He lacks the agility and ability to change directions. He has to gather himself when making a cut and does not have the burst out of the cut to pull away from the defender.
Jayson Swain may never be a gamebreaker, but he could be a very solid receiver to have in your rotation. He grades out only as a second day receiver, but if you’re looking for a physical possession receiver, Swain is a nice option on Day Two.