October 20, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks safety D.J. Swearinger (36) warms up prior to the game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2013: DJ Swearinger, Earl Wolff Among Draft’s Biggest Risers


The closer we get to the 2013 NFL Draft, the better it is to hear your name associated with the term “draft riser.” For a pair of safeties — South Carolina’s D.J. Swearinger and North Carolina State’s Earl Wolff — that is exactly the discussion they are finding themselves in.

NFL Network’s Mike Mayock was discussing who the top draft risers were during a segment on Wednesday, and Swearinger and Wolff were two of the most intriguing players that he discussed.

According to Mayock, you can now consider Swearinger as a lock to be selected in the second-roundSwearinger is a very versatile and physical defensive back that teams could fall in love with. 

As for Wolff, he has gone from the late-round discussion to possibly being a day two pick.

Mayock cites Wolff’s awareness and tackling ability as his strong points that will peak team’s interest in his services. The respected draft analyst went on to say that the floor for Wolff is likely the fourth-round. 

We will know their exact fates during next week’s draft, but for now, we know they are headed in the right direction and that is a positive sign for both draft prospects.

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