By: Steve Johnson
Montez Sweat, Edge, Mississippi St.
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2014 (Michigan St.): 2 games. 4 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 1 sack
2017: 13 games. 48 tackles, 15.5 TFL, 10.5 sacks, 1 FR (TD)
Accolades: 2017 first-team All-SEC
History: One of the top TE recruits in the country, out of Stephenson High School, he signed with Michigan St. Also played basketball. He left Michigan St. in Spring 2016 and enrolled at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi.
Strengths: Great length and build. Good athlete (former TE, moved to DE at J.C.). Get off is impressive. Initial punch is strong. Long arms keep him clean. Has lined up as a 3-4 OLB and 4-3 DE. Plays with a motor. Read and reacts quickly.
Weaknesses: Needs to get bigger and stronger. Must get lower at the point of attack. Pad level is way too inconsistent. Has some trouble disengaging. Can be too aggressive getting up field.
Overview: A strong, long, athletic edge rusher. Sweat does a good job combining speed to power. He will need to get stronger and work on his pad level, but has first round talent.
Draft Projection: 1st Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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