Three Mississippi State Players selected in First Round of 2019 NFL Draft

The 2019 NFL Draft is being held in Nashville. (Source: MGN Online)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Montez Sweat's wait has ended thanks to Washington trading up with Indianapolis to grab the Mississippi State pass rusher at No. 26.

Sweat had been rated as a potential top-10 pick before reports of a heart condition found during the NFL combine in February. He originally had committed to attend the NFL draft in Nashville before deciding last weekend to celebrate with his family in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Indianapolis received Washington's second-round pick at No. 46 overall and a second-round pick in 2020 in the deal.

The Oakland Raiders used their third and final pick in the first round on defense, taking safety Johnathan Abram from Mississippi State. They used two of those selections on defense after grabbing defensive end Clelin Ferrell of Clemson fourth overall.

The Tennessee Titans selected fellow defensive line standout Jeffery Simmons with the 19th overall pick.

He recorded 29 tackles for loss over the last two years at Mississippi State and earned third-team Associated Press All-America honors last season.