Auburn football: Jet Press bullish on idea of drafting Anthony Schwartz

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Former Auburn football wide receiver Anthony Schwartz announced he would forego his senior season on The Plains and declare for the 2021 NFL Draft in early January. He and six other former Tigers will be hoping to hear their names called in April.

Auburn football will be losing Anthony Schwartz, Eli Stove, K.J. Britt, Seth Williams, Christian Tutt, Jamien Sherwood, and Jordyn Peters to the draft. Schwartz had 117 career receptions for 1433 yards and six touchdowns in his time at Auburn.

Predicted to go in the third round by Matt Miller of The Draft Scout, former Auburn football wide receiver Anthony Schwartz has been getting attention from quite a few NFL teams as of late. According to Justin Melo via Twitter, Schwartz has met or will meet with eight teams.

The New York Jets have already met with Anthony Schwartz, and according to The Jet Press, the team will be looking to upgrade their wide receiver position this coming year. Schwartz is known for his speed The Jet Press points out he could be a major deep threat in his class:

"At 6-foot, 179 pounds, Schwartz doesn’t have the largest frame but he’s never been one to shy away from contact. For a so-called “track guy,” Schwartz possesses impressive physicality and can win quite often in 50/50 situations.Schwartz is probably best fit in the slot at the NFL level, but he has experience playing on the outside as well and could make for an appealing Z-receiver in the pros.With the expected departure of Breshad Perriman this offseason, the Jets will be looking for a prototypical Z-receiver who could double as a downfield threat. Schwartz is that guy, and he could serve as a perfect compliment to 2020 second-round pick Denzel Mims."

Though originally predicted to go to the Kansas City Chiefs by Matt Miller, they weren’t on the list of teams that Schwartz will be meeting with. Lining up next to Tyreek Hill and catching passes from Pat Mahomes would likely be better for his career though.

That said, it seems that Schwartz could still excel in a less ideal situation. According to The Jet Press, Schwartz’s would be welcomed in the Empire State…as well as the Garden State, where he’d be playing his games.

Perhaps New York could draft BYU’s Zach Wilson or Ohio State’s Justin Fields and one of the rookie quarterbacks could form a rapport with Schwartz. Maybe Sam Darnold could make him his favorite target.

Either way here is hoping another Auburn football star sees success in the NFL. War Eagle!

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