Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 6/22/13
Ryan Swope appeared to be one of the best wide receivers entering into the NFL Draft, but he slid all the way to the sixth round, where the Arizona Cardinals selected him. He became a low-risk high-reward type pick all due to the fact that he suffered several concussions while playing on college. He has yet to be cleared by doctors to particpate in offseason programs besides the team’s rookie mini-camp, and it is becoming a great concern for team, especially new head coach Bruce Arians. “Only guy I am worried about is Swope with his head,” Arians discussed with NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport when asked about his rookie class, via the Cardinals’ website. Arians went on to discuss how surprised he was that Swope still wasn’t cleared by doctors. “I’m not sure what he can do, I’m not sure what the doctors are going to do at this point,” Arians said. “I hope . . . because the kid is a great talent, and it would be a shame. But having Austin Collie last year going through this same thing, it’s scary.” Collie, who showed tremendous ability early in his career with the Colts, has suffered from numerous concussions, and [...]
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