Mississippi State pass rusher Montez Sweat is 1 of the 30 prospects from the 2019 NFL Draft to be hosted by the Eagles for a check out in Philadelphia, according to a report from Alex Marvez.
This news is a small surprising simply because Sweat is anticipated to be lengthy gone prior to the Eagles’ choose at No. 25 all round. Just take a appear at Sweat’s other visits this week: the 49ers (No. two all round), the Jaguars (No. 7 all round), and the Falcons (No. 14 all round).
The Eagles will probably will need to trade up for Sweat if they definitely wanted him. But is he worth moving up for?
Sweat is an intriguing talent. He was incredibly productive more than the final two years with 105 total tackles, 30.five tackles for loss, 23.five sacks, and 1 forced fumble. Sweat also definitely killed the NFL Combine. Just appear at this mixture of size and athleticism:
Funny sufficient, two existing Eagles defensive ends are on his list of physical comparisons: Josh Sweat (consider how confusing this would get) and Daeshon Hall.
Here’s a scouting report on Montez Sweat from Lance Zierlein:
Some will see Sweat as a leggy edge prospect with typical play strength and a lack of refinement in his pass rush. I see a talent, comparable to Danielle Hunter out of LSU, with above-typical length and a prospect who really should continue to develop into his frame, enabling him to unleash his rush flashes into a constant attack. His transition as an NFL rusher will take some time, but like Hunter, he really should come out on the other side as a very good, influence starter as an each-down edge defender.
The Eagles absolutely do not have an instant will need at defensive finish but this is a group that is by no means going to shy away from adding pass rushers. I’m positive they’d like the chance to add a player like Sweat.
Just simply because the Eagles are hosting Sweat on a check out does not imply they’re assured to trade up for him. I’d guess the purpose behind this check out stems from Sweat having suspended for undisclosed factors at Michigan State prior to eventually transferring. The Eagles most likely want to have their homework carried out on him in case he somehow falls additional than anticipated and they’re in variety to get him.
With the Eagles hosting guys like Sweat and Ed Oliver, it positive does appear like a trade up is probable. Brian Baldinger added fuel to that fire final week as properly. We’ll see.
Total list of recognized Philadelphia Eagles draft visits
Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat
Virginia S Juan Thornhill – [Click here]
Houston CB Isaiah Johnson – [Click here]
Houston DT Ed Oliver – [Click here]
Maryland S Darnell Savage (Neighborhood) – [Click here]
Boston College OL Chris Lindstrom – [Click here]
Oklahoma OT Cody Ford – [Click here]
Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown – [Click here]
Penn State CB Amani Oruwariye – [Click here]
Arkansas G/C Hjalte Froholdt – [Click here]
TCU DE L.J. Collier – [Click here]
Old Dominion DE Oshane Ximines – [Click here]
Michigan RB Karan Higdon – [Click here]
Florida S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson – [Click here]
Alabama State OT Tytus Howard – [Click here]