INDIANAPOLIS — General manager after general manager said over and over again before the workouts began at the NFL scouting combine that this year’s class of defensive linemen was deep, talented and athletic and certainly had the league’s attention.
The defensive linemen then put an exclamation point on all of that with their on-field workouts Sunday in Lucas Oil Stadium — no more than Mississippi State‘s Montez Sweat.
Sweat, at 6-foot-5⅞, 260 pounds, uncorked a 4.41-second 40-yard dash, which was the fastest time recorded by a defensive lineman at the combine since 2006. He also was faster than 21 of the 23 running backs who ran the 40 at this year’s combine.
Sweat improved upon Jadeveon Clowney‘s 4.53 40 at the 2014 combine. Clowney went on to be selected No. 1 overall by the Houston Texans in the 2014 draft.
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