Two years ago, J.R. Sweezy was playing defensive tackle at North Carolina State. Now, he's a starting offensive guard for the Seattle Seahawks.
It's quite a transition for a player to make once he reaches the professional level but Sweezy has acclimated entering his second season playing the position and earned the trust of the Seahawks coaching staff.
''It's finally coming together,'' Sweezy said. ''I finally feel like an offensive lineman. I know the combos, I know my responsibilities, and now it's just a matter of doing them fast.''
Sweezy had been battling with John Moffitt for the starting job at right guard. Through two preseason games, the Seahawks had seen enough from Sweezy to declare him the winner of the competition.
''We gave (Moffitt) a really good chance,'' head coach Pete Carroll said. ''We alternated all through camp to see if he could get J.R. and J.R. beat him out.''
Even now, it's still a learning process for Sweezy.
Sweezy started at square one a year ago w...