Following the most prolific season of his Cowboys career, Geoff Swaim signed with the Jaguars. Swaim was the 246th pick in the 2015 NFL draft by Dallas. In four years with the Cowboys, he appeared in 37 games tallying 35 receptions, 336 yards and one touchdown. His best statistical season came last year when he played and started nine games. He finished with 26 receptions for 242 yards and a touchdown before fracturing a bone in his wrist in the team's 22-19 win over Atlanta on Nov. 18. He opens training camp as the early favorite for the starting tight end role in Jacksonville.
While he's the early favorite, Swaim is far from a lock to hold that role with rookie Josh Oliver boasting better receiving skills (albeit, with the lack of experience that goes hand in hand with being a first-year player). The Jaguars also have James O'Shaughnessy and Ben Koyack, who will be competing for snaps at the position.
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Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has been complimentary of Swaim and as Fansided.com's David Levin pointed out, the fact that Jacksonville doesn't have a true fullback means the team will use the tight ends more in different offensive sets. That Swaim is best known as a blocker works in his favor in that case. It doesn't necessarily make him fantasy relevant, but don't rule him out as a possible streaming option.