Swope had two catches in the Bama game that should go down in A&M lore. I don't recall A&M being a school that historically produces great receivers, but that guy can catch a ball under pressure, and since Aggies are always looking for something to put down in school lore, those fit the bill IMHO.
Heisman-winning Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has been described in a lot of ways. Thrilling. Exciting. Doug Flutie-esque. A guy who plays “backyard football.” You name it, it’s probably been said.
During the NFL combine, former Manziel receiver Ryan Swope lined up to do his timed run. NFL Network’s Rich Eisen mentioned that he was once a target for Johnny Football. Draft analyst Mike Mayock responded by praising Swope’s performance in A&M’s win over Alabama… and by saying this:
“I’ll tell ya another thing — Johnny Football is like good deodorant ’cause he makes stinky things smell good.”
Mayock explained that when Manziel’s line failed to protect him, he could run around and turn it into a positive. Good thing he explained it. Because the timing might have suggested Swope was one of the stinky things Manziel made smell good.