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Then and Now: Eric Swann

Eric Swann (Otto Greule Jr/Getty)

During his more than 35 years of in the pro scouting arena, one of Tom Marino's most notable finds during his great career was defensive lineman Eric Swann, who became a Pro Bowler twice during his ten-year career. Find out Tom's thoughts on him then ... and now.

It was early April in the spring of 1990 and along with five other Saints scouts, I had just concluded the annual marathon that we had come to know as our draft meetings. After four weeks (including Easter) of reviewing hundreds of game and All-Star tapes, scrutinizing players from all over the country, answering the many questions posed to us from head coach Jim Mora, personnel director Bill...

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