2024 NFL Draft Profile: T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas


The 2024 NFL offseason is here and that means it’s time for mock drafts, draft profiles and everything that goes with them. So without further ado, here’s one of many Draft Profiles for the 2024 NFL draft.

T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas

HT: 6’4
WT: 366 lbs


Outland Trophy (2023)

Unanimous All-American (2023)

Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2023)

First-team All-Big 12 (2023)



Classic dominating space-eating run defender. Commands attention with his huge frame, making him a formidable presence against the run and difficult to move off the point of attack.

Exhibits superior upper-body strength, enabling him to engage and disengage from blockers with ease and disrupt offensive lines.

Efficient at absorbing double-teams, maintaining gap integrity even when facing increased pressure.

Demonstrates good burst and leverage off the snap, hinting at potential disruptive capabilities in the backfield.

Employs active hands effectively to bat down passes and disrupt passing lanes when unable to reach the quarterback.

His strength and technique allow him to be a consistent one-gapper, capable of closing running lanes and anchoring against the run.

Boasts a relentless motor and energy, contributing significantly to his ability to finish plays and demand double-teams.

Shows glimpses of pass-rushing potential with the ability to employ powerful moves and generate torque against single blockers.


Lacks explosive acceleration off the line, limiting his initial impact as a pass rusher.

Tendency to rise out of his stance, diminishing leverage and effectiveness against seasoned offensive linemen.

Hands can be late and ineffective at times, allowing opponents to gain the upper hand in engagements.

Has yet to develop a signature pass-rush move that translates consistently at the NFL level.

Conditioning is a concern, with a notable drop in performance as games progress.


In 2023 as a fifth year senior Sweat logged playing time in 13 games and logged a total of 462 snaps for the Longhorns. He also added 25 tackles, 13 assists, and 25 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 28 total pressures, which included 23 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.

Sweat’s draft stock positions him as a valuable pick for teams seeking to solidify their interior defense. His sheer physical presence and run-stopping capabilities make him an easy choice in the early rounds, with a ceiling as a pro-bowl player and a floor as a rotational piece in specialized packages. As the NFL continues to value versatility and adaptability, his potential for development could see him evolve into a key component of a defensive front, particularly for teams that need to upgrade their run defense.

Information in this article first appeared on NFL Draft Buzz and is used with permission. Find the latest coverage, analysis, and player rankings for the 2024 NFL Draft at nfldraftbuzz.com


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