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Rod Sweeting has experience playing off and press man coverage.
He was asked to play off far more often. However, he has shown the ability to be physical in press coverage.
One of the bigger concerns with Sweeting will be his deep speed. Too many plays over his head might keep him from becoming a consistent NFL starter.
You can see the high football IQ he possesses by how instinctual he is when he can see the play in front of him.
Sweeting's tackling is solid, but he gave up too many yards after the catch due inconsistent effort. He seemed to wear down late in games too often.
The former Yellow Jacket has gotten his hands on his fair share of footballs (28 career pass deflections), but finished his collegiate career with a somewhat surprisingly low interception total (4).
At 5'11", his height will serve him well on balls in traffic. There have been issues raised over his ability to add to his frame.
Sweeting's ceiling as an NFL starter and somewhat high floor should make him one of the better value picks of this year's draft.