Making his decision final, former Stanford Cardinal DE Jovan Swann announced he’ll be transferring to Indiana as a grad-transfer. He’ll be immediately eligible to play this fall for the Hoosiers.
Swann was a two-year starter for Stanford picking up 14 tackles for loss over the past two seasons. At 6’2, 271 pounds, Swann played over 470 snaps a season ago and recorded four sacks a season ago. He had multiple other pressures along the way as well.
He was rated as the ‘top-ranked defensive player in the nation’ by ESPN last season, which may have come as a surprise to some Stanford fans.
ESPN utilized their attempt at grading players with their Playstation Player Impact Rating but it merely took a player’s snaps on the field and the final result of the play, regardless of whether that player actually impacted the play or not. Still, Swann had his moments with Stanford and his loss along the defensive line certainly isn’t good news.
His best game came against Cal, in which he had two sacks and multiple defensive stops in the run game as well. We all know how important that can be, though, if you can’t cover or bring the QB down in the scramble game. No need to bring up that game again.
Anyways — thanks for your multiple years of service, Jovan! We wish you well on your journey after Stanford.