Swinney: WR is the "worst-coached position in the NFL"


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Swinney teaching to the wide receivers at the Dabo Swinney Football camp

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was interviewed on the Rich Eisen show on Thursday and had some interesting comments about wide receiver play in the NFL.

"I think it's the worst-coached position in the NFL. I think sometimes people just throw a guy out there and say 'Go coach these guys,' and it's a very detailed, technical position," Swinney said.

Swinney has had a superstar freshman like Sammy Watkins, and he also had players that have progressed under the tutelage of Jeff Scott like Texans' star Deandre Hopkins.

"We've had guys like Sammy Watkins where you get him out of the box, and there's no assembly required, and boom, you just don't screw them up. But we've taken guys like Sammy Watkins, who came here with all this talent, and we've made them better and they've left as the fourth pick in the draft," Swinney said. "Then we've taken guys like (DeAndre) Hopkins, who was a basketball player, not highly recruited, very raw, 180-pound kid when he got here. He left two or three years later as a first-round draft pick."

Clemson has had an All-ACC performer at the wide receiver position in each of the last 13 seasons.

"I may screw up a defensive lineman or something, but I am not going to screw up a wideout," Swinney joked.

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