At 6'5" and 237 pounds, Sweat is a fantastic athlete who has ideal range as a defensive end. His best attribute is his ability to cause problems for offenses as a pass-rusher.
Sweat's first-step quickness is among the best in recent memory. He explodes upfield at the snap, and he forces offensive tackles to open their hips early in their sets. During his rush, Sweat uses his long arms and quick hands to keep blockers from getting under his pads.
He has the athleticism to execute a quick spin to get around offensive tackles, and he also can convert speed to power. However, Sweat's at his best when he speed-rushes, as he routinely jumps on top of blockers at the snap before bending and ripping around the edge.
He possesses an impressive short-area surge to finish on the ball, which is also evident when he chases running backs around. Sweat's athleticism and movement skills also lead one to believe he could be a good fit as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.