Give Detroit Lions rookie D'Andre Swift any role on the team.

He'll take it.

Swift hasn't arrived yet in Michigan, but the second-round pick out of Georgia already finds himself engulfed in a position battle with fellow running back Kerryon Johnson. And while he's "ready to compete" and wants to start, he understands the expectations that come with being a rookie in the NFL.

"I've been competing all my life," Swift said Thursday on a Panini conference call. "Kerryon is a great back, great player. I remember when he was at Auburn, and he was killing us. He's still doing great in the league.

"I can't even give you my role. Whatever role they have for me, I just gotta make sure I'm in the best shape and know all of the plays so I'm ready to take it on full force. But I'm not going in there looking to do anything, just doing what I've been doing."