April 28, 2018
With the 130th pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Florida State DE Josh Sweat.
Sweat was projected by many as a Day 2 pick. He is a 6-foot-5, size-speed freak with 4.52 speed, and other extremely impressive measurables:
Landing him in the fourth round is excellent value. At 251 pounds, Sweat is a difficult projection to 4-3 defensive end, as he would likely have to put on weight to hold up at the point of attack against the run.
The Eagles have taken chances on size-speed freak defensive ends in recent years, notably Alex McCalister in the seventh round of the 2016 draft, though Sweat is a far better prospect. The Eagles could view Sweat as a situational pass rusher on obvious passing downs early in his career.
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