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Watch: Texas DL T’Vondre Sweat Shows Off WR Skills at Reese’s Senior Bowl

The Reese’s Senior Bowl has been one of the best places to see NFL talent on a football field one last time ahead of the NFL Draft for years now.

While the game isn’t until Saturday (Feb. 3), players from around the country have been in Mobile (Ala.) all week preparing for the contest.

Senior Bowl practices provide some of the top upperclassmen in the country an opportunity to put their best stuff on film in front of a host of NFL scouts from every franchise.

However, that’s not the only benefit that playing in a postseason Senior Bowl has for former college football players. It’s an opportunity to strap the school helmet one last time before making the jump to the NFL, and potentially build relationships with players that they might’ve faced, or will face, as opponents.

 

One of the players making the most of his time in Mobile this week has been Texas defensive lineman T’Vondre Sweat. While the majority of his time has been spent bullrushing offensive linemen and standing his ground against double teams, Sweat is also showcasing his ability as a wide receiver.

Being listed at 6-foot-4, 362 pounds, likely constrains Sweat from having a legitimate future in the NFL as a pass-catcher, but never say never. The 2023 Outland Trophy winner is at the Senior Bowl this week and has put his talents on display.

I’ll be the first to say that I’ve never seen someone approaching the 400-lb threshold move the way that Sweat can, and that ought to be terrifying for whoever ends up having to deal with him on a weekly basis in practice, especially when he can do stuff like this.

That’s red-shirt senior Arkansas center Beaux Linner being put on skates, by the way. He was a Preseason First-Team All-SEC selection (Athlon) and Preseason Third-Team All-American (Athlon, Phil Steele) entering the 2023 season and Sweat just folded him up like a lawn chair.

Sweat and several other former Big 12 talents will be active on Saturday in the 2024 Senior Bowl, which will air live at noon CT on NFL Network and stream on NFL+.

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