Photo of J R Sweezy
Drafted By: Seahawks

Combine Results

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  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Sweezy will join the Seahawks' competitive situation at DE. He brings length and toughness to the table.

  • 6'5" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 298LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Sweezy's versatility is the key to his draft value. He could play a three-technique defensive tackle within a 4-3 scheme, 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. Consider him a poor man's J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans; he has the type of competitiveness to compete for early playing time. As a defensive end in a 3-4, he could be drafted in the late rounds, but he will make a strong case for a spot on a 53-man roster no matter what his position.

Analysis

Strengths

Sweezy is a decent athlete but is somewhat stiff in his movements. He has good initial quickness off the ball and generally is able to read blocking schemes and disrupt plays. He is an effort player, and this is the key to his sideline-to-sideline success. He even could be a candidate to get down in a three-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 has the most value. He struggles to get off blocks inside and make anything for himself. He is more of a motor player than a natural athlete, and this could be exposed early in his career.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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