Carl Lawson – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Carl Lawson



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


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


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


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