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Sizing up J.R. Sweezy

A closer look at seventh-round draft choice J.R. Sweezy:

Pick: No. 18 in the round, No. 225 overall. The pick was acquired last year from the Raiders in the trade for linebacker Aaron Curry.

Pertinent information: 6 feet 4, 298 pounds. … Started 12 games in 2010, when he had 46 tackles and 5.5 sacks. … Missed the first four games last season because of a broken foot, but returned to make 22 tackles in seven starts. … Graduated on Dec. 17. … Had a 36-inch vertical leap and a 9-5 broad jump at the NFL Scouting Combine. … Was a linebacker in high school and also won the North Carolina 3A state heavyweight championship in wrestling. … Born April 8, 1989.

What he brings: A big body and good athleticism for someone his size.

Where he fits: The Seahawks will move Sweezy to guard, where he’ll join a unit that returns John Moffitt, Paul McQuistan and Lemuel Jeanpierre – who started games at guard last season.

What they’re saying: “Big, tough, try-hard DT with straight-line speed and stiff movement. Hardworking vocal leader would max out as rotational player.” – Pro Football Weekly


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