On a defensive line with multiple first-round draft picks, Montez Sweat has often seemed like the forgotten one this offseason — a player with high expectations given his draft status and college career but still an unproven commodity. A high bar was set when Washington traded two second-round picks to draft him in the first round last year, and his rookie numbers failed to meet it.

But as the defense transitions to Jack Del Rio’s 4-3 scheme and welcomes the addition of second overall pick Chase Young, the player who stands to benefit the most might be Sweat.

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