In the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected Wide Receiver Ryan Switzer from the University of North Carolina. So the question quickly becomes who is Ryan Switzer. To quickly answer this question, look no further than Cole Beasley, the standout slot receiver for the Cowboys. Switzer has already been compared to Beasley in many ways, and the hopes are the two shifty and quick Wide Receivers can complement each other in the upcoming season and beyond, and run similar route trees for Dak Prescott.
Switzer’s main position would seem to be special teams, where he will be a weapon returning kick-offs and punts for the Cowboys. In his 4 years at UNC, Switzer returned 7 punts and 2 kick-offs for touchdowns, while tallying 5 of his punt returns for TD’s in 2013. He was also able to add 19 receiving touchdowns over 2985 yards from scrimmage over his collegiate career.
The NFL saw how dynamic the Dallas Cowboys offense can be with the likes of Jason Witten, Ezekiel Elliot, Dak Prescott, Cole Beasley, and Dez Bryant. Now the question becomes how much flexibility and fire does Switzer add to the already hot mix of weapons? These answers should be answered come September.
Below are some of the achievements by the former North Carolina Tar Heel Wide-Receiver, now WR for the Dallas Cowboys.
2016 First-Team All-ACC Wide Receiver (ACSMA, Coaches)
• 2016 Third-Team All-ACC Specialist (ACSMA)
• 2015 All-America All-Purpose (AFCA)
• 2015 First-Team All-ACC Specialist (Coaches)
• 2015 Second-Team All-ACC Specialist (ACSMA)
• 2015 Third-Team All-ACC Wide Receiver (ACSMA, Coaches)
• 2014 Third-Team All-ACC Wide Receiver (ACSMA, Coaches)
• 2013 First-Team All-America (FWAA, Athlon)
• 2013 Second-Team All-America (CBSsports.com)