Nile Lawrence-Stample, DT

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 320 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Player Overview

Lawrence-Stample was a three-star recruit from Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Nova high school who signed with Florida State in 2011. He redshirted for the Seminoles that first fall.

In 2012, Lawrence-Stample saw action in eight games, recording 10 tackles in a reserve role. During FSU's national championship 2013 season, Lawrence-Stample started six games and played in 13, recording 15 tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss.

He battled injury the following season, tearing his pectoral muscle against Clemson. He did return to see some playing time versus Oregon in the playoffs in January 2015, and finished the season with 10 tackles.

In 2015, he started 12 of 13 games, finishing with a career-high 33 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks and was named Second Team All-ACC.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Lawrence-Stample is very good at taking up space and eating up blocks. He's very strong at the point of attack and tough to move. Gets off the ball well and plays with outstanding leverage, good feet and above average short area quickness. He's just tough to move off his mark and commands double teams, which frees up his teammates to make plays.

Lawrence-Stample is very good against the run, especially in the middle where he can anchor the front. He can surprise you with some pass rush ability, but for the most part he's a run stuffer in the middle. Plays with some technique and has violent hands at times.

WEAKNESSES: Real playing experience in the trenches has been limited. He was a high school linebacker until his senior season and then had to wait his turn at FSU. He then got hurt for a big portion of the 2014. His best body of work was this past year.

While he has shown the ability to play multiple positions along the defensive front, Lawrence-Stample is ideal over the center. He will give you some pass rush. He lacks ideal height, and needs to continue to progress with his technique.

IN OUR VIEW: You know there are some teams that will be on notice for a pure 3-4 nose tackle and Lawrence-Stample fits that bill very well. After a nice 2015 season and with some good testing leading up to the draft, Lawrence-Stample should rise up the draft boards.

--Jamie Newberg (1/11/16)

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12/01/2015 - 2015 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): DT Nile Lawrence-Stample, Sr.-R, Florida State, 58/150 Votes...Lawrence-Stample was dominant all season in the interior for the nation's No. 6 scoring defense (15.8), compiling 33 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. The senior leader was integral in helping FSU allow only seven rushing touchdowns all season - third-best in the nation. - Florida State Football


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