Montez Sweat

Montez Sweat

25-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Washington Football Team
IR
Injury Jaw
Est. Return 12/12/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
It's not often that a team can claim three defensive linemen in the top 15 DL IDPs, and Sweat stands out even in that crowded group. He's one of the best athletes in league history with a 4.41-second 40 at 260 pounds, and his solid NFL production through two years shows he has real, developing skills to go with his unmatched athleticism. Through 1,386 NFL snaps he has 95 tackles and 16 sacks, which would project to roughly 58 tackles and 10 sacks over 850 snaps. Heading into his age-25 season, it's possible Sweat's game takes a step forward as he enters a bigger role. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
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IDP
$Signed a four-year, $11.64 million contract with the Redskins in May of 2019.
Lands on IR
DEWashington Football Team
Jaw
November 13, 2021
Washington has placed Sweat (jaw) on injured reserve, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Sweat is expected to be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks with a fractured jaw, so his move to IR is unsurprising. Defensive end Olubunmi Rotimi was called up from the practice squad in a corresponding move, but some combination of James Smith-Williams and Shaka Toney will likely see the increased snaps in Sweat's absence.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Washington Football TeamFootball Team 2021 DE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

45539%
126%
37332%
00%
27424%
11454%
15914%
10148%
393%
2813%
272%
136%
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Measurables Review
How do Montez Sweat's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
262 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.41 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.29 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
Hand Length
10.50 in
 
Arm Length
35.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
There are only so many sacks and snaps to go around in Washington, but it still somehow feels wrong to overlook Sweat even as he competes against the league's best defensive line rotation for snaps. Sweat (6-6, 260) should be a big reason why this line can prove itself as the league's best. His athletic tools are off the charts - his outrageous 4.41-second 40 supplemented by a 36-inch vertical, 125-inch broad jump and immense reach (35 and 3/4-inch arms). After posting 50 tackles and seven sacks on 693 snaps last year, the main obstacle for Sweat in 2020 is his playing time projection against Chase Young, Ryan Kerrigan, Matthew Ioannidis, Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne.
Sweat had top-10 buzz throughout much of the pre-draft process, coming off 23 sacks in his final two years at Mississippi State and then posting truly absurd numbers at the combine. His 4.41 40-yard dash set a modern record for defensive linemen, while his vertical jump (36 inches) and broad jump (125 in.) were nearly as impressive for a 260-pounder. Sweat's draft stock tumbled amid reports of a heart condition, but subsequent reports suggest the initial information may be subjective or even inaccurate. Whatever the case, Washington believes it got a steal with the 26th overall pick, potentially adding a dominant pass rusher to put on the opposite side of Ryan Kerrigan at outside linebacker.
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Out for 4-6 weeks
DEWashington Football Team
Jaw
November 12, 2021
Sweat (jaw) is expected to miss four-to-six weeks, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Out Sunday
DEWashington Football Team
Jaw
November 12, 2021
Sweat (jaw) will not play in Washington's Week 10 contest against the Buccaneers, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
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Set to miss a couple weeks
DEWashington Football Team
Jaw
November 3, 2021
Sweat suffered a jaw fracture during Washington's Week 8 loss and is expected to miss at least the next couple of weeks, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
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Busy tackling day
DEWashington Football Team
October 14, 2021
Sweat had five tackles (two solo) during Washington's loss to the Saints in Week 5.
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Records sack in win
DEWashington Football Team
October 5, 2021
Sweat notched two tackles (one solo) and one sack during Sunday's 34-30 win over the Falcons
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