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Notes: D’Andre Swift ranks 6th among top pass-catching RBs

The running back has proven himself a pass-catching threat in 2021.

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From the fog of a dreadful Detroit Lions 0-8 start emerges D’Andre Swift as a bright spot in the passing game.

A Lion finally made it on a positive list — NFL.com’s Nick Shook ranked the top 10 pass-catching running backs in the league and Swift landed at No. 6.

“In an offense that lacks legitimate weapons, Swift has carried the aerial load and shined as a pass-catching back, even if it might be out of necessity for Detroit,” Shook writes.

Swift has caught 47 passes for 415 yards so far in 2021. Shook notes that Swift is the only back to reach 400 yards and is also leading the league in yards after the catch.

Check out the rest of the list here.

And onto your notes.

  • Get to know Anthony Pittman a little better in the first installment of the Lions’ Under the Helmet series.

  • Kayvon Thibodeaux goes to the Lions in Jeff Risdon’s latest mock. “ It’s hard to ignore Detroit’s desperation at quarterback, but it’s harder to ignore what Thibodeaux could do for a young defense that has some nice pieces but needs the centerpiece.”

  • T.J. Hockenson was mic’d up against the Philadelphia Eagles in this week’s Sights and Sounds. For the best, considering he’s one of few who had a good game.