Carl Lawson

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Carl Lawson


Position: Defensive End

College: Auburn

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 260

Awards: 2013: All-Freshman All-American, 2016: first team All-SEC

Highest pick on the NFL Draft Board: Sports Illustrated has Carl Lawson going to the Detroit Lions with pick #21

Consensus pick on the NFL Draft Board: Carl Lawson doesn’t show up as a consensus for any team on the NFL Draft Board

Consensus ranking on the NFL Draft Board by Position: Swing a dead cat and you’ll hit a first round quality defensive end/outside linebacker in the 2017 NFL draft. Carl Lawson is being buried by an avalanche of talent in the 2017 NFL draft. Right now, Lawson is looking up at eight other defensive ends/outside linebackers that are ahead of him on the NFL Draft Board including Charles Harris. If teams get fickle with defensive ends/outside linebackers Lawson could find himself in the second round.

Notes:

  • The 2017 NFL draft is flush with defensive ends/outside linebackers
  • Up and down career with Auburn Tigers, possibly due to an ACL injury that required a redshirt year
  • Missed part of another year with a hip injury
  • Can play from a two-point stance or with a hand in the dirt
  • Good first step
  • Needs some NFL coaching on pass rushing technique to build a bigger repertoire of pass rushing techniques
  • Naturally aggressive which will help him in the NFL
  • Needs to finish on every play to show desire
  • Knows how to play down the line when offensive tackle blocks down, doesn’t jump upfield exposing himself to a trap block by the offensive line
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