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PackPros: J.R. Sweezy 2020 Outlook

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Sweezy was asked if he would move from Defensive Line to Offensive Line prior to the 2012 NFL Draft by the Seahawks. He obliged, and Seattle drafted him in the final round.

That decision 8 years ago has to be one of the best decisions of his life. After starting 3 games as a rookie filling in for an injured starter, Sweezy has been a starting Offensive Linemen in the NFL ever since.

Last year was Sweezy’s first year in Arizona, and his overall grade via ProFootballFocus of 61.6 was his highest since 2015. Sweezy’s Pass Block Grade of 71.0 was the 2nd highest grade of his career.

There was some debate of whether Arizona would keep Sweezy on their 53-man roster heading into 2020, but he will play out the 2nd year of his 2-year $9 million contract this season, earning a base salary of $3.5 million.

Tomorrow Sweezy will start at Right Guard for the Cardinals, and try his best to keep Kyler Murray safe from the 49ers’ Nick Bosa, and former NC State Defensive End Kentavius Street.

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