Dallas Cowboys: Would former Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes be Another TE Project?
It was recently reported that former Texas Longhorns quarterback Tyrone Swoopes will be entering the NFL Draft as a tight end. Three NFL teams reportedly shown interest in the quarterback-turned-tight end: the Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys. According to Bleacher Report’s Marcus Mosher, Swoopes worked out with the Cowboys a few weeks ago at their facility in Frisco, Texas.
Former Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes worked out for the #Cowboys as a tight end last week.
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) April 12, 2017
The Texas native and former Longhorn rushed for 19 touchdowns over his previous two seasons in Austin. Earning the nickname “18 Wheeler”, Swoopes was a 6’4, 247lb short-yardage weapon but didn’t catch a single pass as a Longhorn. Now Swoopes hope to follow in the footsteps of former Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Blake Bell, who’s currently a tight end for the 49ers and has seen regular season field time in 2016.
It’s way too early to determine if his position switch will be for better or worse, but Swoopes is off to a good start, looking fluid during route running drills and ran a 4.65 second 40-yard dash time (which would’ve ranked 9th at the NFL Combine).
There’s a very minimum chance that Tyrone Swoopes will get drafted early, or get drafted at all. However, a team like the Dallas Cowboys could bring him in as a UDFA and see if his transition is a success or not.
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