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Photos: UNC WR Ryan Switzer Shining at Senior Bowl

Check out the Tar Heel wide receiver's day in front of NFL scouts in Mobile.

MOBILE, Ala. -- Ryan Switzer will suit up for the South Team at the Senior Bowl on Saturday (2:30pm, NFLN), but he's already making a strong impression on the practice field.

One month removed from concluding his record-breaking North Carolina career, Switzer is earning praise for his one-on-one performances against some of the nation's best prospects.

Pro Football Focus: "Switzer continues to look very explosive and sudden in everything he does, even as he works through a slight foot injury."

The Sporting News: "Switzer catches flak for being a short receiver, but he can play. He’s a demon when sifting through zone coverage and he makes contested catches with little trouble. Switzer was easily the best receiver at winning plays off the line during practices. None of the South cornerbacks could keep their hands on him."

NFL.com (by Bucky Brooks, a former Tar Heel wide receiver himself): "Switzer impressed me with his route-running ability, his quickness in and out of breaks and his ability to separate. He has a knack for getting open. To cast him as a slot receiver-only is doing him a disservice. He runs routes where he can get open on the perimeter."

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