The next time somebody says football players are much bigger, stronger and faster than ever before, they should just show this video of former Mississippi State defensive lineman Montez Sweat.
At the NFL scouting combine Sunday, Sweat showed off his wheels and proved to be the fastest defensive lineman ever. Standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 260 pounds, Sweat defied human nature and ran a faster 40-yard dash than Odell Beckham Jr. and shattered the record for a defensive lineman.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 3, 2019
That 4.42 unofficial time actually shortchanged what Sweat did. His official time was 4.41, which is 0.2 seconds faster than the aforementioned Giants wide receiver and .12 seconds faster than the next closest defensive lineman.
If teams weren’t already thinking Sweat is a freak athlete who could change their pass rush, this certainly helped make the case.
It also has Beckham ready to prove who would win a potential foot race on the field.
If Sweat ever gets a chance to hawk down Beckham after he catches a slant, it’s sure to be one of the fastest races to the end zone in league history.