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NFL draft 2019: Montez Sweat heart condition believed to be misdiagnosed

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If you were hoping his heart condition flag was going to cause a draft fall, you may be disappointed.

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Stop me if this sounds familiar; Highly regarded defensive line prospect is flagged for a heart condition that turns out to not be as serious as initially thought. That’s what is happening with Montez Sweat right now. But lucky for him, it sounds like the diagnosis is being corrected before it can severely affect his draft stock.

This probably sounds familiar because Maurice Hurst went through this in the draft process last year. But in his case, he was never cleared prior to the draft, causing him to drop from surefire top ten pick to being selected by the Raiders in the fifth round.

Thus far, there is no indication Hurst’s heart is a real concern. He was the Raiders’ top rookie last season, sacking the quarterback a team leading four times, showing the potential that made him a top prospect in last year’s draft.

Basically, if other teams are hoping Sweat will take a draft tumble and they can get the same steal the Raiders got, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. The Mississippi State star is still expected to go in the top half of the first round.