DETROIT — D’Andre Swift was so good in his first career start that no one, absolutely no one at all, was asking whether he was ready for the assignment.
But there were plenty of questions about why it took so long.
The Detroit Lions’ rookie running back hammered Washington for 149 yards from scrimmage, scored one touchdown and was instrumental on a late go-ahead drive in the 30-27 win on Sunday against the Football Team at Ford Field.
“When he had opportunities to make plays today, he made some great ones,” quarterback Matthew Stafford said. “Some huge runs there in the second half, a big catch for a touchdown as well. I was really happy with the way he played. I know he had a bunch of fun out there, running around and making plays.”
Swift, taken 35th overall in this year’s draft, has been running around making plays since