Josh Sweat is a long quick pass rusher that NFL scouts dream of at night. With steady improvement over the 2017 season, Josh Sweat could end up in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.
College: Florida State Seminoles #9
Position: Defensive End
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- Tallied 7.0 sacks on the nation’s leading team for sacks per game at 3.92.
- Sweat finished third on the Seminoles for sacks.
- 2015: Freshman All-American, honorable mention, Campus Insider.
- Successful knee surgery in 2016 for cartilage damage.
- Suffered serious knee injury his senior year in high school with a dislocation and torn ACL.
- A lingering finger injury has plagued him since freshman year.
- Plans on using 2017 to fight off a perception of his play that he is lazy.
NFL Draft Board Breakdown
Josh Sweat comes with an NFL first round frame. And, Sweat put up respectable numbers over the past two years. The combination of stature and production currently places him in the middle of the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.
Sweat could claim a higher ranking on the NFL Draft Board if he ditches the perception he is lazy, and fights off the injury bug.
the Florida State defensive line is losing potential first rounder, DeMarcus Walker, in 2017. But Josh Sweat should prove to replace Walker adequately. Additionally, Derrick Nnadi sets up on the Florida State defensive line in 2017 along side Sweat. Nnadi appears on the NFL Draft Board as a potential early second round draft choice in the 2018 NFL draft.
The two, Nnadi and Sweat, should create matchup problems for offensive lines and act as catalysts for each others production. And provide Derwin James, another 2018 potential first round draft choice opportunities in the defensive backfield. Currently, James grades out on the NFL Draft Board as a top ten draft choice in 2018.