Titus Swen NFL Draft
Titus Swen

Titus Swen

  • RB Wyoming
  • Junior
  • #386
  • 5'11"
  • 202lbs
  • Prospect
  • Mountain West

Prospect Summary

Titus Swen NFL Draft Scouting Report

RB, Wyoming Cowboys

Titus Swen is the starting running back for the Wyoming Cowboys in 2022. The former three-star recruit finally earned his chance to be the “guy” in the Cowboys backfield. Swen was a productive bell-cow running back in high school. He toted the ball 500 times with 44 rushing touchdowns. In his junior year, he was named the All-District 6-5A Co-Offensive Player of the Year. Swen turned down offers from Arizona State, Kansas, San Diego State, and SMU before enrolling at Wyoming.

Swen is a patient and physical one-cut runner that wants to get north and south quickly. That being said, he showcased more creativity as a runner to find space. He strung together multiple moves to avoid the defender’s attempts to bring him down. When his eyes and feet are paired together, Swen identifies and hits cut-back lanes well. He does a good job pressing perimeter gaps, forcing defenders to overflow, allowing him to cut back against their leverage. Swen is good at making himself “skinny” to fit into smaller creases as he works into the next level of defense. 

His play strength and contact balance are impressive. His lower body is the source of this strength to power through tackles. He runs through cut tackle attempts and maintains his balance to gain more yards after contact. Even when being tackled, he tends to fall forward, gaining more progress. Swen processes information well during plays. He identifies defensive leverage and makes decisions about his run path off on it. Scanning the defensive front as he’s approaching the mesh point for the handoff allows him to make quicker decisions after the ball is secured. He would identify as a “back who blocks” in regard to pass protection. 

Swen’s physical, downhill running style is admirable and appealing but can lead to injury concerns. He suffered bruised ribs versus Illinois during their Week 1 contest. He takes a lot of hits and punishment from awkward angles to his frame. Swen does not provide much value on third down. Wyoming tripled his targets this year but he remained ineffective, dropping six of his 25 targets. Swen is not an explosive athlete that will threaten defenses with immediate bursts and long speed. He has shown the ability to string together moves but does not offer high-level elusiveness. As a result, Swen struggles to negotiate quick penetration in the backfield by the opposing defensive line. If defenders can impact him prior to gaining momentum, he does not have the quickness to evade or avoid them.

Swen will add physicality and toughness to an NFL rushing attack, but his overall skill set is limited. This limits his ceiling and potential impact at the next level. He projects as a day-three selection and a first/second down runner. I do believe if he can improve on catching the football, his outlook/projection will change for the better. Becoming a functional receiving option can be pivotal for his NFL future. 

Top Reasons to Buy In:

  • Yards after contact
  • Ball security
  • Pass blocking

Top Reasons For Concern:

  • Passing-down value
  • Athleticism
  • Schematically limited 

Size (TBD):

Height: 5110

Weight: 206 lbs

Wingspan: TBD

Arm Length: TBD

Hand Size: TBD

Athletic Testing (TBD):

40-yard Dash: TBD

Vertical Jump: TBD

Broad Jump: TBD

Short-Shuttle: TBD

Three-Cone: TBD

Bench Reps: TBD 

Ideal Role: Backup RB in a committee 

Scheme Fit: Wide/stretch zone

TDN Consensus Grade: 70.00/100 (Fifth-Round Value)

  • Parson Grade: 70.00/100

Written By: Damian Parson

Exposures: Boise State (2022), Illinois (2022), BYU (2022), Fresno State (2022)

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