With the NFL Draft only five days away, it appears the biggest storyline could revolve around one of the elite defenders in the class. Despite putting together an impressive college career, health concerns might drastically affect Montez Sweat's stock.
Following a two-year stint with Michigan State, Sweat decided to transfer to Mississippi State. Over the past few years, the standout defensive end registered 22.5 sacks.
If Sweat's production with the Bulldogs wasn't enough to solidify his status as a top prospect, then his performance at the NFL Combine sealed the deal. His time in the 40-yard dash was the fastest recorded at his position.
Unfortunately a preexisting heart condition was discovered during medical tests on Sweat. This condition has resulted in a few teams taking him off their draft board.
There is no telling whether these concerns will result in him sliding out of the first round. Regardless of where he lands in the draft, Sweat has decided to change his plans.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, Sweat will watch the draft with his family instead of attending it in Nashville.
Sweat is making this decision so that he could spend time with his family members, which means his stock shouldn't be in question just yet.
We'll see if any franchise will gamble on Sweat in the opening round of the draft on Thursday.