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North Carolina State - Wolfpack


J.R. Sweezy

J.R. Sweezy - #52 - OG-DT

Height: 6-4 3/4
Weight: 298
Speed: 4.99
Arm: 34
Hand: 9 5/8
Wingspan: 80 1/8
Birthdate: 04/08/1989
Hometown: Mooresville, NC
Grade: 5.11

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/21/2012 North Carolina State Pro Day 6-4 7/8 296 9 1/2 32 5/8 80 5/8 4.84 18
02/29/2012 Combine 6-4 3/4 298 9 5/8 34 80 1/8 4.99 21 9'5" 36 4.45 7.40
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-4 7/8 284 9 3/8 33 1/2 80 1/8 4.96

 

Notes:

High school linebacker who won North Carolina’s 3A heavyweight wrestling championship. Redshirted in 2007. At defensive end in ’08, saw very limited action in a pair of games. Moved inside in ’09 and recorded 26 tackles, two for loss and two sacks with an interception in 12 games (one start). Was cited for underage drinking in January ’10, then in March ’10 was charged with misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor larceny after getting into an altercation with a shuttle bus driver who asked Sweezy to leave for acting loud and obnoxious. Charges eventually were dismissed. Then, in April ’10, Sweezy, along with three teammates, was charged with simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of using a controlled substance. Those charges were dropped based on unlawful search and seizure. After serving a one-game suspension, he started all 12 games in ’10 and produced 50-11 1⁄2-5 1⁄2 with three passes batted down and one forced fumble. Appeared in nine games (seven starts at DT) in ’11 and totaled 20-4-2 with one forced fumble, missing the first four games after breaking his left foot during fall camp and having surgery. Team captain.

Positives:

Big and long-armed. Able to hold his ground vs. single blocks. Flashes a bull rush to push the pocket. Good pursuit effort. Showed explosion at the Combine — 36-inch vertical leap paced defensive tackles and 9-foot, 5-inch broad jump tied for best mark amongst DTs. Hardworking vocal leader.

Negatives:

Is a bit high-cut and weight-room strength is subpar — did just 21 bench-press reps of 225 pounds at the Combine. Average foot speed. Stiff movement skills. Too easily engaged. Average hand use. Production is effort-based. Durability could be an issue.

Summary:

Big, tough, try-hard defensive tackle with stiff movement skills who would max out as a rotational player.


J.R. Sweezy's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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