The Washington Redskins made a surprise move on Thursday night, trading back up into the first round to draft Mississippi State edge rusher Montez Sweat, having already spent the 15th pick on quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Sweat was a projected top-10 pick before an incorrectly diagnosed heart issue caused him to drop. The Redskins had considered taking him at 15 had Haskins not fallen to them, and felt he was too good to pass up, so the team packaged two second rounders to move back up into the bottom of the first round to get him.

What immediately stands out with Sweat is his size and athleticism. He stands at 6 foot 6, 260 pound, with long 35 ¾ inch arms. He blew up the combine when he ran a 4.41 40-yard dash, which was faster than the majority of the smaller, lighter defensive backs ran.

In college, Sweat wasn’t always afforded the opportunity to show off his speed on the edge against a tackle. Mississippi State often liked to run stunts and send extra…



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