Anthony Schwartz Draft Profile, Dynasty Fantasy Analysis & Props To Bet

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Anthony Schwartz Draft Profile

Position
WR
School
Auburn
Height
6′
Weight
186
40-Yard Dash
4.28
2021 Age
21
Class
JR
Recruit. Stars
4
Projected Round
2-3
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Anthony Schwartz Draft Props

If you like donating money, Schwartz is available at +20000 at BetMGM to be the No. 1 wide receiver drafted. Not even with Chad Millman’s sign-up bonus would I bet that.

While I rely on my own research, I also take a “wisdom of the crowds” approach by surveying an index of mock drafts. I find that these drafts — created by experts with established records of success — collectively give me a good sense of the realistic range of outcomes for what we might see with any given player or pick.

In not one of the surveyed mocks has Schwartz gone in Round 1.

With his world-class speed, SEC background and four-star recruitment status, Schwartz feels like the kind of guy who will be drafted earlier than he should.

It’s notable that Schwartz goes in Round 2 of Mel Kiper Jr.’s most recent mock, and it’s arguable that right now his draft stock is on the borderline of Rounds 2-3, especially after his impressive pro day (per Grinding the Mocks).

With that in mind, it was easy for me to bet the under on his draft position over/under of 145.5 when it opened at Circa last week.

But now it’s at 97.5 at William Hill, and that middle of picks Nos. 98-145 looks mighty attractive.

  1. That’s a lot of picks. A lot.
  2. I might be wrong about Schwartz: Maybe he won’t go in Rounds 2-3.

After all, Schwartz is comfortably over 97.5 in two notable consensus big boards.

With a spread that juicy and two significant indicators pointing in that direction, it might pay to admit that I often am unable to predict the future.

As Shakespeare’s Richard III puts it, “I thank my God for my humility.”

Middle, I shall.

Pick: Over 97.5, -115; 1.15 units
Bet Now: William Hill


Dynasty Fantasy Analysis

Schwartz isn’t my kind of receiver, but I tentatively expect him to be drafted on Day 2 for one simple reason: The dude is fast. Legitimately fast.

In 2017, Schwartz set a youth world record with a 10.15-second 100-meter dash in high school. At Auburn, he is a literal track star.

And you see that in how he plays: He’s a sprinter, not a route runner. He’s not a technician. He doesn’t have a developed route tree or strong hands. And with his track-and-field frame, he doesn’t have the body to be a physical receiver.

His speed is unrivaled, and when he gets by a defensive back, he’s gone.

But Schwartz is more of a field-stretching threat than an actual downfield producer.

Basically, he’s a gadget player. He’s arguably better as a runner on reverses and jet sweeps than as an actual receiver.

Schwartz contributed immediately as a freshman at Auburn, but as a sophomore he failed to take a significant step forward.

  • 2018 (13 games): 22-357-2 receiving | 27-211-5 rushing
  • 2017 (13 games): 41-440-1 receiving | 11-118-2 rushing

As a junior, he led the team with 54 receptions, but he was still just No. 2 for the Tigers with 636 yards and three touchdowns receiving, and he disappointingly did (less than) nothing as a runner, rushing for -6 yards on four carries.

And, amazingly, despite his speed and strong rushing production, Schwartz never returned kicks in college.

Overall, he’s incredibly limited — and he never had a real breakout at Auburn.

But Schwartz has real factors in his favor.

  1. He will turn 21 years old right as the season starts.
  2. He is entering the NFL after just three years in college.
  3. He has a chance to be a top-100 pick.

If everything works out for him, Schwartz will be Will Fuller with less draft capital and no hamstring issues.

But when does anything ever work out?

NFL Prospect Comp: Jacoby Ford with less receiving and returning production but more draft capital and youth


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