Report: Top DE Draft Prospect Has Pre-existing Heart Condition

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It is being reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com that it was revealed during the 2019 Combine that Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat has a pre-existing heart condition.

Combine participants are typically sent home if they have medical concerns. Sweat though was allowed to participate and his agent has made a statement that it hasn’t affected his ability to dominate on the field thus far.

Sweat could be an interesting prospect for a Bucs team that needs more help in the pass-rushing department. The question is if this new revelation will deter teams like the Bucs from taking on a prospect with health issues from the start.

At this point it’s hard to tell how much this will hurt Sweat’s draft stock. Initially Sweat was projected as a late first round draft pick.

Stay tuned as more details become available.

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