Philadelphia Eagles: Josh Sweat is a big, bad dude at 130

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After selecting Avonte Maddox at 125, the Philadelphia Eagles double dip in the fourth round with Florida State defensive end Josh Sweat.

The Philadelphia Eagles sure like their defensive lineman, and on Day 3, they added one of the best height-weight-speed players in the entire 2018 NFL Draft in Florida State junior Josh Sweat.

At 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, Sweat ran a blazing fast 4.53 40 yard dash at the 2018 NFL Combine, and jumped out of Lucas Oil Stadium with a 124-inch broad jump, only an inch shorter than the 5-foot-9 Avonte Maddox.

And on the field, Sweat is hardly sweat.

As a 5-star, top-10 recruit coming out of high school in 2014, Sweat logged 138 total tackles, 29 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks in only 35 games as a 4-3 base end in his three years at Florida State, and looked like an NFL player even while in college.

But unfortunately for the Eagles, he does come to the City of Brotherly Love with some medical red flags.

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After suffering a severe knee injury as a senior in high school, Sweat had a meniscus injury in 2016 that some scouts hear may have lingering issues and could ultimately limit his prospects as a professional player.

Though he won’t have to be a day one starter on the Eagles absolutely loaded defensive line, Sweat has all of the physical tools to become an eventual starting caliber defensive lineman in the NFL, and could serve as an intriguing change of pace, rotational end in the team’s eight-man rotation, especially with Chris Long contemplating retirement.

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