WR Ryan Switzer - Cleveland Browns
|5-8, 181||Born: 11-4-1994||College: North Carolina||Drafted: Round 4, pick 133 (2017)|
2019 Week 1 vs NE (6 / 6 / 29 / 0 rec)
The Patriots philosophy is always ětake away what your opponent does best. For tonight, the Patriots were focusing on taking away Ben Roethlisberger's safety blanket, Juju Smith-Schuster. Smith-Schuster was instead replaced with Ryan Switzer. While he was not the downfield playmaker Antonio Brown was, Switzer put himself in good positions to convert first downs and keep drives alive.
2018 Week 1 vs CLE (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Switzer will not show up much in the stat sheet, but he may have been the most impactful player for the Steelers on Sunday. Switzer relieved Antonio Brown of his punt return duties and took five kicks back for an average of 11.2 yards. Switzer consistently put the Steelers in good field position and could provide a boost to the team if he can play as a WR3.
2018 Week 4 vs BAL (7 / 7 / 32 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
There isn't much Ryan Switzer isn't doing for the Steelers. He returns punts, kickoffs, running back (not just third-down running back), and slot wide receiver. Outside of the tight end position, Ryan Switzer was the only thing working against the Baltimore Ravens zone defense and was the recipient of three straight targets during the first half.
2018 Week 12 vs DEN (8 / 6 / 67 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Switzer was almost a large part of the problem in Week 12. Switzer, who has been a big addition to both the return game and slot wide receiver, fumbled two punt returns in Week 12. The first was innocently along the sideline and went directly out of bounds. The second went right through his hands and was nearly a turnover to give the Broncos excellent field position. Switzers role on offense is much more situational. His routes were limited to within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage and yards after the catch were often held to minimum.