Montez Sweat
Montez Sweat
22-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Washington Redskins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year contract with the Redskins in May of 2019.
Headed for starting job
LBWashington Redskins
July 11, 2019
Sweat has a good chance to beat out Ryan Anderson for a starting job, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
ANALYSIS
Sweat fell to 26th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft after a medical exam revealed a heart condition, but subsequent reports suggested he was misdiagnosed. Whatever the case, he left no doubt about his first-rate athleticism at the combine, where he ran a 4.41 40-yard dash after checking in at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds. Anderson was a solid prospect in his own right a few years back, but the 2017 second-round pick is nowhere near Sweat's level from a physical standpoint and has just two sacks on 356 defensive snaps through 27 NFL games. Anderson's decision to skip voluntary OTAs left the rookie unopposed for first-team work at outside linebacker throughout most of the offseason program.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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204
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2018 Montez Sweat Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Montez Sweat's measurables compare to other linebackers?
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
260 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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Lands in Washington
LBWashington Redskins
April 25, 2019
The Redskins selected Sweat in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 26th overall.
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Will not attend NFL Draft
LBFree Agent
April 20, 2019
Sweat will not attend the 2019 NFL Draft, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Has minor heart condition
LBFree Agent
March 17, 2019
At this year's NFL Combine, doctors uncovered a pre-existing heart condition during an examination of Sweat, but the pass rusher still was allowed to participate in the 40-yard dash and other drills, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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