4. Cleveland Browns
Nick Chubb is the unquestioned lead back in Cleveland, but the depth behind him has become an increasing question mark. If they were going to re-sign Kareem Hunt they would have done it by now, and D’Ernest Johnson signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency. That leaves Jerome second-year 2022 fifth-round pick Jerome Ford as the current No. 2 on the depth chart.
Deshaun Watson’s first full season with the Browns will naturally carry higher expectations. Swift would be an interesting weapon to add to their offense, and he’d be an ideal complement to Chubb.
3. Denver Broncos
The Broncos have a running back question, as Javonte Williams’ return timeline from a torn ACL last season has been at times vague and almost troubling. Samaje Perine was a shrewd free agent signing, but he’s not necessarily a lead back. If Day 3 of the draft doesn’t line up to yield a running back for them, a trade for Swift could quickly land on the radar.
Sean Payton won’t go into his first season as the Broncos’ head coach, trying to compete with the high-powered offenses in the AFC West, with only Perine as a healthy, experienced running back. A dual threat like Swift looks like a nice fit.