Dexter Lawrence NFL Scouting Report, Draft Profile and Projection

Max Staley
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Dexter Lawrence Hand Size, Height, Weight & Age

Player: Dexter Lawrence

Position: Defensive Tackle

Hand Size: 10 1/2"

Height: 6' 4"

Weight: 342 lbs

Age: 21
College: Clemson Tigers

Dexter Lawrence Stats

Dexter Lawrence burst onto the scene as a freshman in the 2016-17 season, tallying 63 total tackles and seven sacks. Lawrence's play even helped lead the Clemson Tigers to the National Championship that season. While Lawrence remained a valuable player, his stats took a noticeable hit in the following seasons.

Lawrence recorded only 2.5 sacks as a sophomore, and that number fell to just 1.5 sacks as a junior. At 342 pounds, the Clemson product projects as more of a specialized, run-stopping nose tackle in the NFL. Unfortunately for Lawrence, his seven-sack season as a freshman appears to be an anomaly. As a result, concerns about Lawrence's pass-rushing ability could hurt his stock in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Dexter Lawrence Highlights

Dexter Lawrence Draft Projection

Mid-to-Late First Round

Dexter Lawrence Draft Predictions

Los Angeles Chargers (No. 28), Los Angeles Rams (No. 31)

The Los Angeles Chargers have one of the best edge-rushing duos in the NFL between Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, but they could use a boost on the interior. The New England Patriots exposed the Chargers' weaknesses in the running game in the 2018-19 AFC Divisional Round, as Sony Micheltallied 129 yards and three touchdowns. Drafting Lawrence could bolster the Chargers' run defense, and he could be a nice complement to Bosa and Ingram.

As for the other team based in Los Angeles, the LA Rams need a replacement for Ndamukong Suh. While Lawrence isn't the proven pass rusher at the NFL level that Suh is, Lawrence could be a nice fit along side Aaron Donald. Lawrence could soak up blocks and plug up holes in the run game, which could allow Donald to focus on rushing the passer.

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