Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Dexter Lawrence

Defensive tackle
School: Clemson | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.5 / 342 | 40: 5.05 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
4.40
Projected Round
1st
Pos: 
Large, physical defensive lineman who flashes athleticism. Displays impressive quickness, fires off the snap and shoots through gaps. Agile for a big man, keeps his feet moving and fluidly pursues the action laterally. Gets down the line of scrimmage and outside the box to make plays. Keeps his feet moving and shows tremendous power. Runs over opponents and effectively uses his hands to knock blockers away. Effective when he plays with proper pad level. Tough load to handle, splits double-team blocks and creates havoc in the backfield.
Neg: 
Won’t run down ball carriers. Inconsistent pad level, which neutralizes his strength and power advantage. Suspended for the 2018 College Football Playoff after he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
Analysis: 
Lawrence flashes the ability to be a big, dominant and disruptive force in the middle of the line when focused on his game. He must learn to do the little things well on every snap, which will only make him a better football player and help him achieve his incredible upside potential.