Sweat, a top-15 projected player, put on a show at the combine, measuring in at nearly 6’6, with a wingspan of nearly 85 inches and arm length of nearly 36 inches; elite length of an NFL pass rushing prospect ranking above the 95th percentile in both wingspan and arm length and the 88th percentile in height. At that size, Sweat proceeded to run a 4.41 40 yard dash, the best in his position group, while also jumping to the tune of a 36 inch vertical and 125 inch broad jump, putting him in the 81st ad 92nd percentile respectively.
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An athletic freak, Sweat is more than just a gold medalist in the underwear Olympics, but has the on-field production to back up his elite athleticism. Sweat has tallied back-to-back seasons of double-digit sacks for the Bulldogs, and posted 30 tackles behind the line of scrimmage over the past two seasons as well.
Sweat parlayed his solid Senior season into an invitation to Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl, where he went viral for flattening a poor offensive lineman attempting to block him during practice drills. He was clearly the best player on the field that week.
However, a minor heart issue that popped up at his physical prior to the combine has some teams spooked. The Buccaneers have taken a player in Gaines Adams with a similar heart situation that did not pan out for them, but it does not appear to deter them from pursuing Sweat.