The Washington Redskins traded back into the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft to select Mississippi State EDGE Montez Sweat at No. 26 overall.
The Redskins had already picked Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins earlier in the round after he fell into their laps, and then they landed Sweat to add to a great Round 1 haul.
Sweat is already earning praise from his teammates. Recently, LB Mason Foster said he thinks Sweat is going to become an immediate star (via 247Sports):
“I remember watching him at the combine,” said Foster. “I just watched it on TV, and seeing how much of a freak athlete he was and I was like man, ‘He’s going to be special, man.’ If he can translate that into playing ball for real — with the coaches we got and people we got in this building, I’m pretty sure the sky is the limit for him.”
Sweat had a heart issue surface after the NFL Combine that hurt his stock, even though it turns out the doctors may have misdiagnosed it. That means the Redskins may have gotten a steal.
Will Sweat live up to his first-round billing? Foster certainly thinks he will.