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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.
51737-
2011 Season
Played in nine games, recording 22 total tackles with 2.0 sacks and four quarterback hits. ... A preseason All-ACC choice according to Lindy's.
2010 Season
An honorable mention All-ACC performer who was one of the Pack's most dominant defenders, tallying 13 tackles for loss and six sacks ... Team leader in sacks with six, five came in the last four games of the regular season ... Ranked second on the team in tackles for loss ... Had the best game of his career in the one-point loss at Clemson, he tallied four tackles for loss, including a pair of sacks and led the team with 10 total tackles ... Also had two quarterback pressures and forced a fumble ... Made four stops behind the line of scrimmage at Maryland, including a seven-yard sack ... In for a season-high 60 snaps in the overtime loss to East Carolina.
2009 Season
Reserve defensive tackle who played in all 12 games and started the Gardner-Webb contest ... In for a season-high 37 snaps at Virginia Tech, he tallied three tackles, including an eight-yard sack, and had three quarterback pressures in that game ... Made a season-best four tackles against Duke ... Had five tackles for loss, three sacks for the season ... Pressured the Maryland quarterback five times in that win.
2008 Season
Saw action in two games at defensive end, seven snaps versus Williams and Mary and six at South Carolina ... Recorded one tackle and a quarterback pressure.
High School
Recorded an impressive 195 tackles in 12 games as a senior at Mooresville HS for coach Barclay Marsh ... Recorded 14 tackles for loss, including six sacks, and recovered four fumbles as a senior ... Notched 115 tackles, eight tackles for loss and three sa
 
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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