Texas Football: 3 NFL Draft landing spots for T'Vondre Sweat

A core piece of Texas football's 2023 defense, DL T'Vondre Sweat, has the potential to be a long-term impact starter at defensive tackle in the NFL.

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New York Giants

Trading defensive tackle Leonard Williams last season created a need for the New York Giants to replenish the depth along the interior defensive line this offseason. The Giants do have one of the better starting defensive tackles in the NFC anchoring their interior defensive line in Dexter Lawrence.

Lawrence was an extremely effective and disruptive nose tackles for the Giants last season.

But the Giants are lacking true depth along the interior defensive line. Adding a big human to the defensive line such as Sweat could be a good move for the Giants to add more size and punch at defensive tackle.

Since Sweat projects as a long-term starter at defensive tackle in the NFL, he could give the Giants a solidified one-two punch to anchor the defensive line for the foreseeable future.

The Giants are likely to use their top 10 pick in the first round (sixth overall) to give quarterback Daniel Jones more weapons in the receiving corps. With a loaded draft at wide receiver, including LSU's Malik Nabors, Ohio State's Marvin Harrison Jr., and Washington's Rome Odunze, wideout is the likely move for the Giants in the first round.

But Sweat is a defensive tackle with late-first round value that the Giants could find available on their draft board early in the second round.