Montez Sweat Scouting Report

Montez sweat scouting report
(USA TODAY Sports)

Strengths:

  • Great length
  • Athletic
  • Freaky fast
  • Broke 40-yard dash combine record for defensive lineman (4.41 seconds)
  • Slippery hips
  • Length to corral scramblers inside the pocket bolsters sack totals
  • Creates leverage with arms and body
  • Room for growth and muscle

Weaknesses:

  • Need more violence in overall game
  • Hand usage and technique
  • Limited speed-to-power ability
  • Lateral ability is questionable
  • Raw, needs to hone in technique

Analysis: Montez Sweat has been in the first round conversation for quite some time, but he has really become the talk of scouts and draft personnel after he broke the NFL Combine record for defensive lineman when he ran a 4.41 40-yard dash. On tape, his physical tools are evident–but that number he put up in the forty seemed to separate him from others at his position. He is raw and his transition to the NFL will not be quick, but if a team really works with him and shows patience, he can develop into something special. I view Sweat similar to Arden Key, who I scouted last year and had bust written all over him (literally, it says that in his profile)–but Key proved me wrong, having a solid rookie season for the Raiders and I have learned my lesson labeling these types of players as ‘busts’. It all depends on the work he will put in, not only in the film room, but in the weight room–he needs to add muscle to his frame and get with his position coach to learn the inter-workings of the defensive line, specifically mastering a set of pass rush moves. He will not survive on physical ability alone in the pros. All the tools are present to succeed.

Size: 6’6 260lbs

Draft Rank: Top 20 overall

NFL Comparison: Arden Key

Draft Projection: Top 15 overall

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