Montez Sweat, Washington Redskins
At the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, former Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat was the defensive player whose workout made people rub their eyes to check if they weren’t seeing fictional things, when observing the numbers he put up. Sweat set a record at the NFL scouting combine for the fastest 40-yard dash by a defensive lineman: 4.41 seconds. At 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds. The scouting world took notice.
And lest you think Sweat’s game is only about speed: at the Senior Bowl, in the weeks prior to the Combine, Sweat looked like a man among boys in practices, using his powerful hands to knock offensive linemen to the ground. While Sweat put on almost 12lbs in the off-season to boost his draft stock in the eyes of NFL scouts, he maintained a body fat level of under 6%.