While Zach Allen has only gradually seen his NFL Draft stock rise in recent weeks, Mississippi State EDGE Montez Sweat has been propelled from a possible day-two pick all the way into top-10 consideration.
This, particularly after such a strong showing during the week of the 2019 Senior Bowl, where he gained some recognition from 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, who coached Sweat’s South team.
Sweat is much more prolific-looking, as far as edge rushers go, standing at 6-foot-6 and 245 pounds — a frame which also suggests he could get even bigger and stronger. Right now, though, he already has good speed and bend, which are elements many of the aforementioned pass-rushers lack considerably.
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Sweat isn’t the perfect prospect, of course, and he’ll have to answer for some team disciplinary actions from his time at Michigan State, which ultimately led to a suspension in 2016 and eventual transfer to Mississippi State.
That transfer, however, was arguably one of the best things for Sweat’s collegiate career, though, as he became quite the known force within the SEC.
A strong combine showing could help him hold onto a top-10 selection, which may pique the 49ers’ interests, should they trade down from No. 2 overall.