Home Sports Redskin What edge rusher Montez Sweat brings to the Redskins SportsRedskin What edge rusher Montez Sweat brings to the Redskins April 27, 2019 11 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp 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… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – Six veteran Redskins who are under pressure in 2020 What the Redskins’ three coordinators said about the season, what we heard [Fansided: Riggo's Rag] – Evaluating Redskins draft picks: How Antonio Gandy-Golden fits into WR corps [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – All aTwitter: 29 May 2020 [NBC Sports Washington] – Trent Williams planned to play for Redskins in 2019 before being placed on Non-Football Injury list [NBC Sports Washington] – NFL, EA Sports agree to six year extension of Madden video game franchise [The Sports Daily: Hog Heaven] – Ron Rivera shares what Alex Smith needs to do to play football again [Clutchpoints] – Redskins DC Jack Del Rio says ‘sky is the limit’ for Chase Young [YouTube: Washington Redskins Videos] – Redskins365 S2 E3: Always Be On Time [NFL: Washington Redskins] – Redskins365 S2 E3: Always Be On Time [Fansided: Riggo's Rag] – Redskins: Riggo’s Rag Podcast – Saahdiq Charles pick breakdown [The Washington Times] – Jack Del Rio ready to navigate playing time dilemma for Ryan Kerrigan, Redskins defense LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.