Rapoport writes the Texans would likely have to make a considerable trade up from No. 23 to have a chance at drafting Sweat. The Raiders could be considering Sweat as high as their No. 4 overall pick.
Sweat, 22, played two seasons at Mississippi State after transferring from Michigan State. Many draft analysts consider him to be a top-10 prospect in this year’s class.
Sweat wound up setting a Combine-record for defensive linemen, running the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds despite coming in at 6-foot-6, 260 pounds.
It was discovered at the Combine that Sweat has a pre-existing heart condition, but it didn’t turn out to be anything that will prevent him from playing football and it’s unlikely to impact his draft status much, if at all.
During his college career, Sweat appeared in 27 games and recorded 105 tackles, 23.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a recovery.