Montez Sweat

Montez Sweat

26-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Washington Commanders
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Sweat’s per-snap numbers were actually quite good last year – it’s the low snap count (461) that held back his volume. He missed two games while grieving the untimely death of his brother, and before that a broken jaw robbed him of six games. Hopefully Sweat can find peace and be in a good place, because his remarkable talent remains evident after producing 21 sacks on his first 1,847 NFL snaps. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $11.64 million contract with Washington in May of 2019.
Productive 2022 season
DEWashington Commanders
January 22, 2023
Sweat started all 17 games during the 2022 season and compiled 46 tackles (27 solo), including eight sacks.
ANALYSIS
Sweat had another solid season, finishing second on the Commanders in sacks and third in tackles for loss (14). The 2019 first-round pick played 70 percent of the defensive snaps, the most among any of Washington's defensive ends. He's set to play out the last year of his rookie contract in 2023, when he'll look to maintain this level of production in order to put himself in a favorable bargaining position ahead of a potential dip into free agency.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
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Measurables Review
How do Montez Sweat's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
262 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.41 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.29 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
Hand Length
10.50 in
 
Arm Length
35.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
2019
It's not often that a team can claim three defensive linemen in the top 15 DL IDPs, and Sweat stands out even in that crowded group. He's one of the best athletes in league history with a 4.41-second 40 at 260 pounds, and his solid NFL production through two years shows he has real, developing skills to go with his unmatched athleticism. Through 1,386 NFL snaps he has 95 tackles and 16 sacks, which would project to roughly 58 tackles and 10 sacks over 850 snaps. Heading into his age-25 season, it's possible Sweat's game takes a step forward as he enters a bigger role.
There are only so many sacks and snaps to go around in Washington, but it still somehow feels wrong to overlook Sweat even as he competes against the league's best defensive line rotation for snaps. Sweat (6-6, 260) should be a big reason why this line can prove itself as the league's best. His athletic tools are off the charts - his outrageous 4.41-second 40 supplemented by a 36-inch vertical, 125-inch broad jump and immense reach (35 and 3/4-inch arms). After posting 50 tackles and seven sacks on 693 snaps last year, the main obstacle for Sweat in 2020 is his playing time projection against Chase Young, Ryan Kerrigan, Matthew Ioannidis, Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne.
Sweat had top-10 buzz throughout much of the pre-draft process, coming off 23 sacks in his final two years at Mississippi State and then posting truly absurd numbers at the combine. His 4.41 40-yard dash set a modern record for defensive linemen, while his vertical jump (36 inches) and broad jump (125 in.) were nearly as impressive for a 260-pounder. Sweat's draft stock tumbled amid reports of a heart condition, but subsequent reports suggest the initial information may be subjective or even inaccurate. Whatever the case, Washington believes it got a steal with the 26th overall pick, potentially adding a dominant pass rusher to put on the opposite side of Ryan Kerrigan at outside linebacker.
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Upgrades to full participant
DEWashington Commanders
Concussion
December 15, 2022
Sweat (concussion) logged a full practice Thursday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
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Returns to practice
DEWashington Commanders
Concussion
December 14, 2022
Sweat (concussion) logged a limited practice Wednesday, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.
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Remains in protocols
DEWashington Commanders
Concussion
December 13, 2022
Sweat is still in concussion protocols, but he's expected to return to practice Wednesday or Thursday, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports.
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Leaves with injury
DEWashington Commanders
Head
December 4, 2022
Sweat is being evaluated for a concussion Sunday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
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Multi-sack performance in win
DEWashington Commanders
November 21, 2022
Sweat registered three solo tackles, including two sacks, in the 23-10 win over the Texans on Sunday.
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