Jason’s Early 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: SMU DE Justin Lawler

Basics:

Name- Justin Lawler
Position- DE
College- SMU
Jersey Number- 99
Class- Senior

Measurements:

Height- 6’4
Weight- 265 lbs

Pros:

Has good size
A tackling machine
Has a non stop motor
Is in on every play
Does not give up on many plays
A tough nosed player
Has good instincts
Very experienced
A relentless defender
Gets good pressure on the QB
Is a good pass rusher
A hard hitter
A run stuffer
Very powerful
Powers his way through the offensive line in pursuit of the ball carrier
Gets a good push on the offensive line
A defensive play maker
A difference maker on defense
Does not get pushed around that easily at the line of scrimmage
Put up really good sack numbers at SMU
Does a great job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Cons:

Has issues with speedy QBs and backs at times
Does not have the best speed but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 49, Tackles: 226, Tackles For Loss: 40.5, Sacks: 20.5, Pass Breakups: 3, Forced Fumbles: 4, Fumbles Recovered: 1