Swancutt dominates Senor Bowl

In front of a sellout crowd and a national audience tuned into ESPN one of Oregon State's best defensive ends in school history wreaked havoc in the second half of the annual Senior Bowl.

Bill Swancutt did most of his damage in the third and fourth quarters as he finished with two and a half tackles including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss. He also added a quarterback hurry.

The Morris Trophy winner used his deadly first step, speed and an array of spin and swim moves to disrupt the South's backfield.  His performance earned him Defensive Player of the Game honors.

Swancutt was contacted by numerous scouts throughout the week, including Atlanta, St. Louis, Seattle and Dallas and helped himself immensely during the Senior Bowl.  CollegeFootballNews.com recently updated their draft board and had Swancutt going to Seattle with the 23rd pick.  If it were up to the guys at CFN, Swancutt should be selected at no. 19 by St. Louis.

Some of the scouts are concerned with his size (6-4, 259) and as a result Swancutt is training at Athletes Performance where he has added five pounds since joining one of their programs.

He probably won't add too much more weight and as a result he will work out with some linebackers. But Swancutt feels his strength lies with his pass rushing ability, and that will be his ticket to a successful NFL career.

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