By: Steve Johnson
Rashard Lawrence, IDL, LSU
6’2″ 308 lbs
34 1/8″ arms, 11″ hands. 80 3/8″ wingspan.
5.07 40 DNP″ Vert. DNP″ Broad Jump. 22 Bench Reps.
8.03 3 Cone Drill DNP 20 yard Shuttle
2016: 9 games. 6 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack
2017: 10 games. 32 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 pass break up
2018: 13 games. 54 tackles, 10 TFL, 4 sacks, 3 pass break ups
2019: 12 games. 28 tackles, 6 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 3 pass break ups, 1 FF, 1 FR
Accolades: 2016 Under Armour Game, 2019 Second-Team All-SEC, 2019 CFP National Champion
Injuries: Ankle injury in 2019
History: Five-star recruit from Monroe, LA. Won a 2014 State Title at Neville HS.
Strengths: Big body. Incredibly strong, hard to move. Has a good understanding of leverage, especially when taking on double teams. Good movement skills, for his size. Active and powerful hands. Shows a good swim move at times. Uses a good combination of power and quickness to penetrate right off the snap. Gets his hands up when he can’t get home.
Weaknesses: Get off is inconsistent. Tightness in his hips hinders his lateral movement. Will over pursue at times, and his feet don’t allow him to redirect. Still raw, especially as a pass rusher. Was bothered by injuries in 2017, and overall hasn’t had the production expected from a Five-star prospect.
Overview: A big, stout, one gap defensive tackle. Lawrence has decent movement skills for his size, and has shown some ability to penetrate. Somewhat of a disappointment so far, in terms of production, Lawrence has battled through injuries, but has good character. The former Five-Star prospect is more ideally suited inside in a 40 front. He will be a rotational player early on with a chance to become a starting 1T over time.
Evaluation based on games. Miami 18′, Auburn 19′
Draft Projection: Mid Day Three
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.30
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