Justin Lawler, DE, SMU
NFL Draft analysis for Justin Lawler, DE, SMU
Draft Prospect Outlook:
Old-school defensive end with NFL-level size and weight. When given the opportunity on the outside, Lawler display impressive bend aroudn the edge for a bigger defensive end and uses his well-built arms to his advantage against longer offensive linemen. High-motor player who'll run-and-chase from the backside on run plays. Overachiever.
A two-star recruit out of Pottsboro, Texas, Justin Lawler took a redshirt year to start his transformation from a skinny, 6-5, 220-pound lineman to a 6-4, 260-pound man at defensive end. Lawler started the last 37 games of his SMU career after playing in his first 12. Lawler led the team in tackles with 64 in 2015 and ranked second on the team in 2016 with 65 tackles. He finished as a first-team All-American Athletic Conference member in 2016.
After racking up plenty of preseason accolades, Lawler notched 74 tackles as he switched to the strongside of SMU's defense. Lawler was a monster in almost every game, notching 15.5 tackles for loss and added 9.5 sacks. Lawler is a high-motor, high-character prospect that will be a versatile addition and solid special teams contributor to any team. - Billy Embody, PonyStampede.com
Pick Six Newsletter
Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
College football's best QBs have some work to do to bolster the reputation of the 2020 cla...
Arizona stayed patient and snagged the versatile safety late in the NFL Supplemental Draft
An active, versatile defensive back and a speedy, yards-after-the-catch specialist could be...
Here are the prospects fans of the Bills, Patriots, Jets and Dolphins should keep an eye on...
Here are the prospects fans of NFC South teams should fall in love with during the 2019 college...
Of course, quarterbacks are highlighted, but a few defenders and a running back also made the...