Photo of J R Sweezy
Grade
50.5 ?
  • 5.01 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 113.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.40 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.41 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 298LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Sweezy is a big defensive line prospect who's versatility is the key to his draft value. He could play a 3 tech defensive tackle position within a 4-3, but by the time draft day rolls around, he could have already convinced a 3-4 team to take a shot on him as a defensive end. He could almost be considered a poor man's J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans and has the type of competitiveness to come in and hopefully pressure for the type of playing time Watt commanded. As a defensive end in a 3-4, he could be drafted in the late rounds but will pressure for a spot on a 53-man roster regardless.

Analysis

Strengths

Sweezy is a decent athlete but is somewhat stiff in his movements. He has good initial quickness off the ball and is generally able to read blocking schemes and disrupt plays. He is a very effortful player, and this is the key to his success sideline to sideline. He could even be a potential candidate to move outside and maul tight ends before the play, as he has shown the flexibility to pull out of a 3-point stance and hand fight with faster players.

Weaknesses

Sweezy is a stiff mover and could have trouble trying to play inside in the NFL. In a 3-4 scheme he could be more of a gap-filler, which is where he likely has more value. He struggles to get off blocks inside and make anything for himself. He is more of a motor/strength player on the line than he is naturally athletic, and this could be exposed early on in his career.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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