Expert Opinion: Josh Sweat’s Profile

Florida State DE, Josh Sweat, is a 6’4″ 251-pound edge rusher. He ran a 4.53 40 time, a 39.5-inch vertical jump and a 124″ broad jump at the NFL Combine.

Sweat has all of the qualities to become a great defensive end in the NFL, but he will need to work to get to that point. He has a bad knee and that could be an issue heading into the draft.

Last year for FSU, he had 56 tackles, 12.5 for a loss and 5.5 sacks.

He does show good athletic ability and is a very good tackler. However, he sometimes is late out of his stance and falls behind in plays. He may struggle to break through a strong offensive lineman due to a lack of strength.

The biggest key with Sweat is how he that aforementioned knee holds up against a gruesome NFL season/career. Availability is the biggest asset a player can give and with Sweat it is a question mark.

I see Sweat going in the third or fourth round. I do not believe the Browns will take him because they will have already likely selected an edge rusher earlier in the draft. But, if the team were to change directions with their draft plan, Sweat may be an option.

Personally, I would stay away from an injury-prone player.

 

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