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[News] Safety D.J. Swearinger Sees Himself Fitting With Ravens

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The South Carolina safety models his game after Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.

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lmao dude you have to earn respect and earn the title of being a leader in the Ravens locker room and ravens nation. you saying you will get drafted and become the immediate leader sit down. no way lol dont try to be a leader when you havent done nothing to prove yourself to be a leader. I would not draft anyways we need a stronger safety
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This guy is a BEAST! He is definitely one of the hardest hitting safeties in this years draft. I would love to land this guy in the 2nd round!
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If we could get him in the second round I would love to pull the trigger on him. We need players willing to put the time in to study the playbook and film. If he in genuine and will do that I think he will be a great player and leader.
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Im gonna have to agree with Ravensfan4life2010. You just cant come outa college and before you even get drafted proclaim yourself a leader.
Ravens have had some extremely strong leaders and still do, so this kid better hit the playbook,filmroom,meetings and weightroom extra super hard and then listen to what the real leaders say so he can BECOME a leader.
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I love the confidence and I love how this dude plays. I guess it's the same people who were mad at Joe for saying he was the best QB, are also mad about this. Respect is earnt, and with him saying this he needs to back it up. And I think he knows that.
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As much as I love hard hitting safeties... I think Pollard is just a freak while most safeties a La Bob Sanders who is known for hitting got hurt every other game. Ihedigbo is almost a carbon copy of Pollard so we've got the hard hitting safety back up, we need more of the Ball Hawk free safety.
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I like him. I looked up highlights. He is the best player I think overall I see us could getting in the first round. Sign him up! He's got the hard hits and defensive passing skills.
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This dude hits hard and definitely has skills and speed. Covers lot of ground. I also like his confidence. Sure, you earn respect as you go but you just can't be playing anywhere near these two positions if you don't see yourself as a leader. It would be a huge bonus if we can keep Reed and sign someone like this guy.
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To all the people that say his confidence and wanting to lead is bad. Watching last year our defense seemed at times to miss it swagger until a big play happened by Ray or Reed or Pollard. I think It was because we missed the Baltimore Swagger at times to pop you in the mouth. This man would be a start to bring that back. He reminds me a lot of the SF safety. Even if we get Reed back for a bit its time for the future and to build that swagger in the defense. There is no such thing as too many hard hitting players. Make those WR too scared to catch the ball. Lol hate on this all you want just my thoughts but I also have complete trust in Ozzie and can't wait to watch the draft.
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he's confident and cocky , he will fit right in :) we need a return to our roots that coupled with joes arm ..... oh my.
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Why is everyone negging Sami and Ravensforlife. I was a little put off by this guys cockiness saying he is a leader. He is not even a rookie yet. A rookie "gonna be" is hardly going to step into Ray's shoes and lead the team. Bluster is a fine thing, but a leadership role is earned over a few years at least.
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what's with all these kids proclaiming themselves leaders and talking about filling Ray's shoes. This is the third time I'm hearing this.
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Every interview I've heard with Ray Lewis' 1996 teammates, they all said that he asserted himself as a leader from the first day. Yes, you lead primarily by example, but we've got plenty of great players who came into the league with the same attitude Swearinger has. Ed Reed was one of the cockiest players I've ever seen when he was a rookie!
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Would love to see him as a Raven, don't worry about cockiness atleast he is confidence in what he is saying
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“You can’t have any doubts,” he said. “The second you doubt at my position, it’s six points. You’ve got to carry yourself with confidence and have a confidence and a swagger about yourself that you know you can make plays and you know you can make things happen.”

^ i absolutely love this kids attitude! i love it! can't no one beat you at being you! and if you don't have confidence in yourself, then you are wasting your time in the nfl. this is a man's game! i love his swagger! some cats are natural born leaders and know it! good for you kid.

~Mili
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Nothing wrong with what Ravens4Life and Sami said. It's just reality that on a strong team like ours, you have to earn respect with your play 1st. No one is saying a few years in he won't be a leader. More importantly, can he play? The highlights show me 3 things: 1) He can hit 2) He has speed to cover ground fast 3) He seems to be inthe right spot to make the play. So for me it looks like he can cover and support the run defense. I like him. Would love him in 2nd round.
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I like him but not as a first rounder to me he looks stiff in converge but he would be good value late second
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[quote name='budman' timestamp='1361821815' post='1368462']
We NEED Linebackers, DE's and Off. & Def. Linemen. We HAVE POLLARD.
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This is somewhat true. Until we see where we are with resigning our current players we have no idea what is needed. But I do like this guy a lot and think he could definitely fit in the organization.

All the leadership debate... You eed to prove your leadership on the field blah blah blah... It comes down to a state of mind. You are either a leader or a follower. For him to have the desire to be a leader could very well make him a leader on the field as a rookie. Now i do believe in order to be that leader he has to do many other things like film study and learn the playbook. But to discredit him as a leader for being a rookie is just judgmental.
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Great personality! BUT, Reed is staying and Omar Brown is a little Reed, so i would take a risk with Omar when Reed The best safety of all times leaves.
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I see him as a late second early third round addition. We need Help up the middle first. DT, NT, even a good 3-4 DE before drafting at Saftey. This may be a good year to use a few late round draft picks we are getting in the compensatory draft and get a few more second and third round picks. We need some immediate impact players on D. With Ngata atruggling to stay healy and no other support on the D line and Sizzle getting older we need to get the next wave of playmakers NOW!
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I know one thing, all the players we draft should feel extremely fortunate no matter what round they're picked. They're coming to the Superbowl Champs !

Superbowl Champion Baltimore Ravens !!! Love saying it, typing it, thinking it.... And we get to do it for the rest of 2013. :)
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[quote name='sami' timestamp='1361816063' post='1368277']
Im gonna have to agree with Ravensfan4life2010. You just cant come outa college and before you even get drafted proclaim yourself a leader.
Ravens have had some extremely strong leaders and still do, so this kid better hit the playbook,filmroom,meetings and weightroom extra super hard and then listen to what the real leaders say so he can BECOME a leader.
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I think you guys are reading way too much into his statements. He said he was A leader, not that he was going to be coming into the league to take over being THE leader of a team. Big difference.

All those things you say he needs to do are things I'm quite he knows he needs to do. But regardless, some people's personalities suit being leader types, and others don't. He clearly has enough self-awareness to know which type he is, but that certainly shouldn't to anyone jumping to conclusions that he's going to come busting through the door saing "I'm in charge"...that's ridiculous to even assume that he would do such a thing...

Why would anyone want a player, even a rookie, who is meek and assuming and lacking in confidence? I know I wouldn't...
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[quote name='jaege' timestamp='1361819051' post='1368375']
Why is everyone negging Sami and Ravensforlife. I was a little put off by this guys cockiness saying he is a leader. He is not even a rookie yet. A rookie "gonna be" is hardly going to step into Ray's shoes and lead the team. Bluster is a fine thing, but a leadership role is earned over a few years at least.
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You guys love jumping to conclusions without putting time into reading comprehension...
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[quote name='Militant X 1' timestamp='1361821093' post='1368438']
“You can’t have any doubts,” he said. “The second you doubt at my position, it’s six points. You’ve got to carry yourself with confidence and have a confidence and a swagger about yourself that you know you can make plays and you know you can make things happen.”

^ i absolutely love this kids attitude! i love it! can't no one beat you at being you! and if you don't have confidence in yourself, then you are wasting your time in the nfl. this is a man's game! i love his swagger! some cats are natural born leaders and know it! good for you kid.

~Mili
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Agree 100%! I don't get these fans' whining over his confidence. This is the NF-freakin'-L, you better darned well have some swagger and confidence...
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I really love swearinger but I think Reed will be back , pollard is obviously a very good safety himself and Omar brown and Christian Thompson are good young back ups . So I do think safety is a bit of a overblown need but if swearinger somehow someway falls to our late 2nd rounder then the talent is to overwhelmingly good to pass up on Ed reeds replacement .i don't believe for a second he will fall that late but if you can grab a talent like that so late you have to jump on it . I still believe N.T is our biggest need and Ilb is also a need. Swearinger and tavon would be good picks just luxury picks in the late first and late 2nd for us. But when you pick so late as we do , sometimes if that strong talent falls in your lap , you have to pounce instead of going with a solid player who fills a need . Swearinger would be a extreme steal with our 2nd rounder and to good to pass up at that point . D.j is not crazy for saying he's the best safety cause it wouldn't be shocking if he really turns out to be the best from this class
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I love the safeties in this draft class. Swearinger is very underrated, he hits like a truck and covers pretty well too. He would be an awesome second or third round pick, if he's still around then.
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He is a good player that is for sure but he will learn quick that those hits he makes will come with flags if he doesnt learn to aim lower and with more control. And yes I do believe he will become a great leader on this team once he gets a chance to learn the game properly from our already stocked group of leaders(Ngata, Reed, Suggs, Rice, Flacco, and Boldin.
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We have a great chance of getting him! I think our best chance is to reach for him at 32! Dannell Ellerbe is good enough for me. I'm now on the fence with Te'o.
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Watching this kids highlight footage, You talk about someone playing with reckless abandon & NO TYPE of regard for their own body. D.J. Swearinger is a human missle, Reminds me of Bob Sanders not the biggest safety but this kid packs a punch when he hits you VERY nasty football player which is required in the rugged AFC North, I'd luv to see Mr. Swearinger in the Purple & Black . . .

Go Ravens ! ! !
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After watching the ILBs at the training camp, not sure I would take any in 1st round. I'm glad Ozzie's group is deciding. The DT's are good and deep, as are the safeties this year. He's gonna get some gems in rounds 2-6. Not sure what to do in round 1, but have faith.
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I think he is a little too arrogant. Who cares if you don't get picked in the first round? So what? Be glad to be playing in the NFL.
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I think he would make a great Raven as well. Hopefully we will still have Ed Reed back there, and there will be no need for a kid to "immediately" step in and try to be a leader.
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This kid is a true raven at heart and his game reflects it as well. Swearinger would be an ideal replacement for Ed (when he decides to retire) and an excellent candidate to be a leader on the defense. He needs to be in that purple and black! Get Swearinger please!
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I wasnt whining about Swearinger. And I would love to have him on our team. I was just pointing out that he needs to walk the walk before he begins the talk.
And you guys got all mad and negged me all over the place. lol
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[quote name='sami' timestamp='1361839369' post='1368980']
I wasnt whining about Swearinger. And I would love to have him on our team. I was just pointing out that he needs to walk the walk before he begins the talk.
And you guys got all mad and negged me all over the place. lol
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I would never neg you 'sami'. You're like a soon to be hall of famer out here with some pretty dang good analysis in my opinion.

I was thinking the same thing when I read it, but like Sugar Ray Rice said during Super Bowl week 'If you never put yourself first, you'll always be last'...or something along those lines.

But it probably would speak volumes if you went ahead and let other people praise you...

What's baffling me though, is aside from the obvious financial aspect, why is he bent on getting drafted in the first round. Sounds like a stupid question, but if you go out and run your speed time and hit your bench reps and do all the agility drills in record time - you handled what you could handle. Makes ya kind of scratch your head almost...
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To those who are tearing down this guy because of his vision to become a leader in the NFL.. go back and review Ray Lewis' first two seasons in the NFL. He was a very vocal leader who was also humble. I like where Swearinger's head is at and some of the playmaking abilities I've seen in video clips.
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to those who are being negative about dj swearinger....just enjoy the video
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