Teams Believe Montez Sweat’s Heart Condition Was Misdiagnosed At Combine


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that NFL teams believe Mississippi State DE/OLB Montez Sweat‘s heart condition was misdiagnosed as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at the combine.

Two sources have told Rapoport that the thickness of Sweat’s heart wall is actually 1.5 cms, not nearly 2.0.

According to Rapoport, additional tests have indicated that there’s no risk with regards to Sweat’s heart moving forward. 

Reports had said that Sweat has an enlarged heart that has created some concern from NFL teams and led at least some teams to remove him from their draft boards. 

However, it appears as though this is not the consensus and may not impact Sweat’s draft status as many assumed it would. 

Sweat visited with a number of teams during the pre-draft process including the Raiders, Texans, Bengals, Packers, Jaguars, 49ers, Eagles and Falcons.

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.  

During his college career, Sweat appeared in 27 games and recorded 105 tackles, 23.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a recovery.

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