Montez Sweat
Montez Sweat
23-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, $11.64 million contract with the Redskins in May of 2019.
Finishes with seven sacks
LBWashington Redskins
January 4, 2020
Sweat started all 16 games in 2019, compiling 50 tackles (31 solo), seven sacks and two forced fumbles on 723 defensive snaps.
ANALYSIS
The stat line is impressive for a rookie at first glance, but PFF graded Sweat at No. 82 among 106 qualified edge defenders, with the sack total perhaps overstating his overall impact as a pass rusher. The 23-year-old at least played well enough to ensure himself of a prominent role in 2020, and he could be a better fit in a 4-3 scheme -- which he thrived in at Mississippi State -- under new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. There is some chance Sweat gets more competition for playing time, as Ryan Kerrigan (calf) has one more season remaining on his contract and there's already rampant speculation about Washington using a first-round pick on a pass rusher (Ohio State's Chase Young) for a second straight year.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Washington RedskinsRedskins 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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51
681
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529
64
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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
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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Set for expanded role
LBWashington Redskins
December 13, 2019
Sweat will have a larger role for the final three games of the season since Ryan Kerrigan (calf) is on injured reserve, Zach Selby of the Redskins' official site reports.
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All clear for Sunday
LBWashington Redskins
December 6, 2019
Sweat (quad) has no injury designation for Sunday's game against the Packers.
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Works in limited fashion
LBWashington Redskins
Quadriceps
December 4, 2019
Sweat (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
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Leaves game
LBWashington Redskins
Quadriceps
December 1, 2019
Sweat (quadriceps) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Panthers.
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Takes down QB
LBWashington Redskins
November 3, 2019
Sweat made three solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Bills.
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