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2015 NFL DRAFT

J.R. Sweezy, DT

School: North Carolina State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Mooresville, NC
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 298 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
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Latest News
04/30/2012 - Seattle general manager John Schneider said the team decided to draft North Carolina defensive tackle J.R. Sweezy and move him to offensive guard instead of drafting an offensive lineman in the seventh round because his athleticism is better than any offensive line prospect available at that spot. Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable went down to North Carolina to work Sweezy out, and came away impressed. "You get to a point in the draft where there's a certain level of athleticism," Schneider said. "There's a little bit of a cut off all the way through it. And here's a guy that's a real tough, aggressive, quick defensive lineman who the staff at N.C. State would tell you out the door, 'Hey, this guy has a chance to be a really good offensive lineman, too." - The Sports Xchange

04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Seahawks' picks: Round 7/225 - J.R. Sweezy, DT, 6-4, 298, North Carolina State...Sweezy played defensive tackle in college, finishing with 16 tackles and two sacks his final season for the Wolf Pack. But Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable convinced him to switch to offensive guard. - The Sports Xchange

10/03/2011 - The return of DT J.R. Sweezy, who had been out since the preseason with a broken foot, was a bonus for the Wolfpack. He played at defensive end instead of his normal spot of defensive tackle. The senior captain made the Wolfpack's only sack of the game. "I feel great physically," Sweezy said. - The Sports Xchange

09/09/2011 - The Wolfpack has taken a hit along the defensive line with DT J.R. Sweezy and DT Thomas Teal out after undergoing foot surgeries. Sweezy suffered his injury in the preseason, while Teal went out while making a sack during the third quarter. So this means an expanded role for DT T.Y. McGill, a true freshman who appeared in the opener vs. Liberty. Coach Tom O?Brien said the plan is to still redshirt a couple of other players on the defensive line. - The Sports Xchange

08/23/2011 - North Carolina State defensive tackle J.R. Sweezy will miss the first six weeks of the 2011-12 season after undergoing surgery for a foot fracture on Sunday, the school announced. Per team policy, the school did not reveal which foot was broken or how the injury occurred. Sweezy is coming off a productive year in which he made six sacks and 13 tackles for loss. He was one of the stars of the team's spring game and was slotted in as a starter again this season. The senior captain is the fourth starter the Wolfpack has lost to injury leading up to the Sept. 3 opener against Liberty. Running back Mustafa Greene is also expected to miss the first four games with a foot injury, while guard Duran Christophe is questionable for the first game with a knee injury and cornerback Jarvis Byrd tore an ACL in summer drills and will miss the entire season. - The Sports Xchange

08/22/2011 - North Carolina State says defensive tackle J.R. Sweezy will miss six weeks after breaking his foot. The school issued a statement Sunday night saying Sweezy had surgery to repair the fracture. In keeping with team policy, N.C. State did not say which foot is broken.

 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - Seattle general manager John Schneider said the team decided to draft North Carolina defensive tackle J.R. Sweezy and move him to offensive guard instead of drafting an offensive lineman in the seventh round because his athleticism is better than any offensive line prospect available at that spot. Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable went down to North Carolina to work Sweezy out, and came away impressed. "You get to a point in the draft where there's a certain level of athleticism," Schneider said. "There's a little bit of a cut off all the way through it. And here's a guy that's a real tough, aggressive, quick defensive lineman who the staff at N.C. State would tell you out the door, 'Hey, this guy has a chance to be a really good offensive lineman, too." - The Sports Xchange

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