Anthony Schwartz NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Anthony Schwartz NFL Draft Profile, Highlights and NFL Comparison

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By Tayyib Abu March 25, 2021 0 Comment
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Anthony Schwartz is an exciting wide receiver prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft. Coming out of Auburn, Schwartz is an outstanding athlete in this deep receiver class. In 2020, Schwartz enjoyed a career year as he broke out for 54 receptions, 636 yards receiving, and three touchdowns. The four-star recruit from Florida shone in his junior year. Now he’s set his sights on the NFL.

The gifted athlete committed to Auburn in 2018 as the 7th best wideout prospect in the recruiting class. Schwartz saw plenty of snaps in his freshman season; he finished that campaign with 22 receptions for 357 yards. His insane speed saw him become a big play-weapon for the Auburn offense.

Anthony Schwartz’s 2019 season was beset with injury issues; subsequently, his number of snaps played was lower than in 2018. However, Schwartz bounced back in 2020, as he featured heavily for Auburn, and he posted a career season with 54 receptions for 635 yards.

In 2020, Schwartz split his snaps reasonably evenly between the slot position and out wide, which is a marked difference from his freshman year, where that split leaned more towards lining up on the outside. Anthony Schwartz’s primary skills are that he is speedy and agile. Conversely, his weaknesses are glaring; due to his slight frame, he could get knocked around and beaten up by stronger defenders.

Then, his route-running is sub-par at best; because he is far too reliant on speed alone, his route-running is sloppy, specifically on routes towards the sideline. With so many offenses operating with timing routes, Schwartz may struggle in the NFL. Furthermore, he can’t catch contested balls or make plays on back-shoulder throws. Schwartz is a good fit for teams desiring a speedy slot receiver; he isn’t a number one or two.

Scouting Capsule

Anthony Schwartz NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Measurements & Pro Day

Anthony Schwartz weighed in at 186 pounds at his pro-day. Furthermore, his height was 6 feet (6000); meanwhile, his wingspan was 75 1/2 inches. His hand size was 9 3/8 and his arm size measured at 31 1/2. Schwartz posted a vertical jump of 32, a broad jump of 10-3, and an unofficial 40-yard time of 4.26.

Highlights

Strengths

  • Insanely fast, the opposition team can’t match his speed on the field.
  • Good agility and reasonable body control will make him an asset in YAC.
  • Home-run hitter, he can get used on big plays that can flip field position.
  • Schwartz’s speed could be helpful on special teams as a returner.

Weaknesses

  • Very sloppy at route-running, struggles to run hard-breaking routes (double moves, comebacks, etc.). Schwartz will almost certainly run a limited route tree in the NFL
  • His slight frame may not stand up to the NFL season’s rigors and could get dominated by bigger defenders.
  • Schwartz owns inferior hand skills at the line of scrimmage. Moreover, it will be problematic for him if corners elect to play press-man and jam him. Schwartz struggles against those looks.
  • Struggles to catch in traffic; poor at grabbing 50-50 balls and back-shoulder fades

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