Carl Lawson – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Carl Lawson

DE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DE Auburn 55 JR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 261 4.76 6'2 261 31 1/2 10 3/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.67 33 9'6 35 7.46 4.19

Overview:

Lawson put up good numbers, with 14.0 career sacks, and 24.0 career tackles for loss, but he only had 67 total tackles. But he is a dynamic pass rusher, he played great against top tier lineman like former Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil in 2015. He has good speed, he is a hard hitter, he is a run stuffer, and a great pass rusher. He gets good pressure on the quarterback, and he gets through the offensive line with such ease. He also has good speed, and is a sure fire tackler. The knock on Lawson is that he has had issues with injuries at Auburn, most notably a torn ACL. But if everything clears out at the combine, I expect Lawson to be a 1st round pick

Strengths:

Has good size for a 4-3 DE

Sack machine

Does a good job of getting the QB and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

He is a solid tackler

A sure fire tackler

A dynamic pass rusher

Gets good pressure on the QB

Gets through the offensive line with ease

Has a non stop motor

Has good speed

He uses his speed to his advantage by getting around the Tackle with ease

A hard hitter

A run stuffer

Dominating pass rusher

Solid in games against top tier OTs like former Ole MissÕ Laremy Tunsil and Fahn Cooper in 2015

An every down player

Weaknesses:

Has had issues with injuries at Auburn including an ACL injury

Gets manhandled by bigger offensive lineman at times

Commits some silly offsides penalties

Career Stats:

Games Played: 34

Tackles: 67

Tackles For Loss: 24.0

Sacks: 14.0