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Montez Sweat selected 26th overall by Washington Redskins in NFL Draft

Speed is king in today’s NFL, as the Redskins are getting a gem in Sweat.

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Sweat is headed to Washington and the Redskins proved to be the steal of the draft at 26. From a record setting 4.41 40 time to medical questions, Sweat’s draft stock has been a rollercoaster. Nonetheless, there is no denying his play and skillset. Sweat’s quick first step will transition perfectly to the NFL, as he can be a force in both the running and passing game. Sweat will set the edge and keep ballcarriers in check.

Look for Sweat to jump off the screen come Week 1 and flourish in the nation’s capital. As Sweat posted 101 total tackles and 22.5 sacks, his numbers speak for themselves. Look for Sweat to elevate a franchise that placed 17th in total defense last season. Furthermore, Sweat will have the ultimate teacher in superstar edge rusher Ryan Kerrigan who posted 43 tackles and 13 sacks on the year.