Former Buckeye starting linebacker Andrew Sweat will join Boom Herron in staying in the state of Ohio but heading north instead to attempt to make the Cleveland Browns. Word of the free agent deal came from the horse's mouth as not even 30 minutes after the draft's conclusion, Sweat shared the following:
Just signed free agent deal with the Cleveland browns— Andrew Sweat (@asweat42) April 29, 2012
Sweat's arguably best chance to make the team will come through contributing on special teams. He should also be able to provide depth at linebacker and who knows, perhaps with the right coaching could overtime evolve into a reliable backup option for the Browns (or another team).
The former Trinity High (PA) prospect ran but a 4.74 40 amongst his best attempts and was often graded around the middle of the pack amongst linebackers in the 2012 draft class. Despite being a little undersized, Sweat's always been notorious for being a hardworker and with a good camp could potentially make the team.
Good luck to Andrew as he attempts to battle the odds and stick on with the in-state Browns.