Rod Sweeting is part of what’s considered a deep 2013 cornerback class.
The Georgia Tech product entered the pre-draft process as a late-round prospect. But he helped himself with an impressive performance at the scouting combine. Sweeting ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash, ninth-best among cornerbacks. His 37-inch vertical was eighth-best at the position.
Sweeting displayed that he has the skill set to contribute to an NFL defense. Although he's just 5’11” and 189 pounds, Sweeting is a physical player with excellent instincts.
A two-year starter at Georgia Tech, Sweeting was honorable mention All-ACC in 2011. He finished that year with 56 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. His 10 pass breakups were tied for fifth in the conference.
Sweeting set a career high with 58 tackles in his senior season. He broke up another seven passes and had one interception.
The gem of Sweeting’s college career was his MVP award in Georgia Tech’s 2012 Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over USC. He had three tackles and an interception in that game.
Let’s take a look at some highlights from Sweeting’s time at Georgia Tech.