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T'Vondre Sweat 2024 NFL Draft: Combine Results, Scouting Report For Tennessee Titans DT

T'Vondre Sweat celebrates
Texas Longhorns defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat (93) celebrates a defensive stop during the Big 12 Championship game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. (USA TODAY Sports)

The 2024 NFL Draft is getting close, making it an excellent time to highlight some of the class' best players with scouting reports. Each report will include strengths, weaknesses and background information. 

Here's our report on T'Vondre Sweat.


  • Height: 6-foot-4 1/2
  • Weight: 366
  • 40-yard dash: 5.27
  • 10-yard split: 1.8
  • Vertical jump: 26"
  • Broad jump: 8-foot-2
  • Arm length: 33 1/4"



  • Massive size with surprisingly light feet to work his gap
  • Showed a strong club-arm over move to win vs. offensive linemen
  • Pass-rush snaps in which he showed power bull rush to drive back interior offensive linemen with his country strength 
  • On 3-technique snaps, he showed pass-rush traits with quickness off the ball, lateral agility and closing burst to quarterbacks
  • Flashed calculated hand usage rushing the quarterback, and showed an effective swipe move to get interior offensive linemen off-balance 
  • Shows some refinement with a plan as an inside pass rusher and an effective club arm-over move to defeat interior offensive linemen 
  • Showed active hands rushing the quarterback and did not solely rely on his size and bull rush to tack and defeat linemen  
  • Displayed deceptive lateral movement coming off the ball and moved his feet and played with functional leverage 
  • Difficult to move in the run game when single-blocked, he's a major challenge for a blocker to drive out of his gap 
  • Showed excellent burst and quickness off the ball, slanting into gaps and beating offensive linemen to make plays in the run game 
  • Had run-game snaps in which he locked out his arms, controlled the blocker then played off the contact to make a play
  • Played with quick, active and explosive hand usage, including clubs and swims, to defeat offensive linemen and make plays in the run game
  • Flashed the lateral movement, agility and build-up speed to work down the line and make plays in the run game


  • There were snaps in which he came off the ball too high and upright, losing his quickness and leverage-power.
  • There will likely be limitations in the number of snaps he can play given his weight but that is normal in the NFL.

T'Vondre Sweat catches a touchdown
Texas Longhorns defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat (93) celebrates after he catches a pass for a touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)


Sweat is a fascinating prospect as you project and transition him to the NFL given his size, strength and movement combination. Sweat is a massive man who has space-eater qualities and is a challenge to block one-on-one in the run game. He possesses confined space strength to control and displace offensive linemen, but he also consistently showed quickness off the ball to win in gaps with excellent hand usage and the range to make plays down the line of scrimmage.

Sweat played with a refined sense of hand usage to attack and defeat interior OL including a club-arm-over combination that consistently moved guards and centers. He showed the balance and body control to stop and re-direct in confined space to make tackles.

Sweat also showed the quickness off the ball and the lateral agility and the closing burst to be an effective inside pass rusher. He looks like many NFL defensive tackles rushing the quarterback. There were also snaps he lined up at wide-9 defensive end in Texas sub fronts.

Sweat came to Texas as a 6-foot-3, 249-pound high school defensive end. Sweat has even more untapped potential as a pass rusher given how he moves, but he will need to clean up his tendency to play too upright off the snap. That slowed his get-off and limited his quickness and power.

The more I watched Sweat the more I liked him, and there is no question he is more than just a big space-eater defending the run in a confined space. He reminds me of Dexter Lawrence, Vita Vea and Fletcher Cox.


Sweat played five years at Texas and made 18 starts in 62 career games. In 2023, Sweat became the fifth Texas defensive tackle to be named unanimous First-Team All-American in addition to being the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. 

Sweat almost exclusively lined up at 0-technique and 1-technique in Texas defensive fronts, however there were snaps at 3-technique. He lined up at 3-technique and 4i in Texas' five-man front alignments. There were third-down snaps in which Sweat lined up at 2i and 3-technique and was featured in stunt concepts as both a looper and penetrator. There were some third-down pass-rush snaps in which Sweat lined up outside the OT in a modified wide-9 alignment. His pass rush caused problems for tackles because of his effective hand usage and lateral quickness.