Schwartz (5-11, 204 pounds) should be in New Orleans for the Saints' rookie camp next week.
Schwartz was considered by some draft services to be a Top 20 safety, but injury concerns probably precipitated a tumble out of the draft.
Schwartz missed all of the spring in 2007 with knee surgery. But he bounced back in the fall to become the Cougars' leading tackler once again, and his 4.42-second 40-yard dash and 42-inch vertical leap at his pro day put him back on the radar with NFL executives. The Tennessee Titans flew Schwartz in for a visit before the draft.
He finished last season with 103 tackles, adding 4 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, 8 pass break-ups, 3 forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
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