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Mississippi State EDGE Montez Sweat has pre-draft visit scheduled with Packers

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One of the draft’s top pass-rushers said he will be in Green Bay for a pre-draft visit.

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Montez Sweat recently posted one of the best performances ever by an edge rusher or defensive lineman at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Mississippi State product — who moved over to the defense after being a former tight end recruit at Michigan State — is meeting with NFL teams and media at the Bulldogs’ Pro Day on Wednesday as he continues to gain traction near the tops of draft boards.

The Green Bay Packers are also apparently very interested in Sweat, who told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero that the Packers are one of the teams that has scheduled a pre-draft visit with him.

Sweat’s 4.41-second 40-yard dash in Indianapolis was the fastest on record for a player in the defensive end group. He also tested above the 75th percentile among edge rushers in every movement test in Indy, doing so at an impressive 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds:

Interestingly, Sweat put up those numbers after his medical checks at the Combine revealed a minor heart condition. However, the league doctors still cleared him to work out after those examinations, and NFL teams seem largely unconcerned about the condition.

In addition to his testing results, Sweat’s production in Starkville and his experience in a hybrid scheme should intrigue teams up and down the draft. He recorded 10.5 sacks as a junior before notching 12 more as a senior last year, while Mississippi State used him from both a two- and three-point rushing stance. All of these factors have combined to give Sweat legitimate buzz as a potential top-ten draft selection.

For now, this is the first word we have of a player taking an official pre-draft visit to Green Bay. APC will continue to monitor reports of Top-30 visits leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft, which will be held from April 25th to 27th.