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NFL Draft 2012: Seahawks Select J.R. Sweezy In The 7th Round

The Seattle Seahawks picked J.R. Sweezy, a defensive tackle from N.C. State, in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. In his senior season, Sweezy tallied 20 tackles in nine games for the Wolfpack. Sweezy was a productive player for NC State in his four years there. He missed the first four games of his senior season with a broken foot.

According to several reports, the Seahawks plan to convert Sweezy to an offensive guard. Interestingly enough, most scouting reports did not project Sweezy as an offensive guard in the NFL.

Sweezy is a big defensive line prospect who's versatility is the key to his draft value. He could play a 3 tech defensive tackle position within a 4-3, but by the time draft day rolls around, he could have already convinced a 3-4 team to take a shot on him as a defensive end. (

Oh. he can squat 500lbs too:

Boom Herron & J.R. Sweezy Squatting 500+ During Combine Training at Athletes' Performance (via athletesperformance)

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