NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah released his mock draft 2.0 after the combine, and had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selecting a speedy pass rusher.
Another day, another mock draft as we are well into the pre-draft process after the completion of the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last weekend. Daniel Jeremiah from NFL Network released his second mock draft in response to what happened at the combine, and had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selecting edge rusher Montez Sweat from Mississippi State University.
Clearly one of the major winners from the weekend, Sweat put on a dazzling performance, including running the fastest 40 yard dash of any in his position group and a time that would have ranked him second among running backs in this year’s class with a blazing time of 4.41.
He did not stop there. Sweat went on to test in the 92 percentile in the broad jump, 83rd percentile in the three cone drill, 81st percentile in the vertical jump, and 77th percentile in the 20 yard shuttle.
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Sweat has plenty of size to go along with his status as a freak athlete as well, measuring in at nearly 6’6 and weighing in at 260 pounds; his draft stock is soaring through the roof after his performance in Indianapolis. Ranking in the 97th percentile in arm length, 98th in wingspan, and 92nd percentile in hand size; Sweat fits the mold of an elite pass rusher at the next level.
Although Sweat was slotted anywhere in the back half of the first round prior to the combine, it would be a shock to see him slip out of the top-10 at this point. In Jeremiah’s mock he rounds out the top-five and lands in the hands of the Buccaneers.
The question remains, however, if the Buccaneers will stay in the their draft slot at the fifth overall pick or if they will receive an offer from a quarterback needy team offering them a haul for their pick. With an overhaul expected along the defensive front in Tampa Bay, it would not be a shock to see them use their first round selection on a pass rusher.
If Nick Bosa, Josh Allen, and Quinnen Williams are off of the board by the time that the Buccaneers make their selection, Sweat would look great in the pewter and red.