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97 Dexter Lawrence DT

New York Giants

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January 7, 2020 09:08 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Records 2.5 sacks as a rookie
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence recorded 38 tackles (24 solo), 2.5 sacks, one defended pass and one forced fumble across 16 games in 2019.

Lawrence impressed against the run in his rookie campaign, though he hasn't yet manifested the ability to consistently bring pressure as a pass rusher. The 2019 first-round pick stands to again play an integral role in New York's defense in 2020.

October 9, 2019 07:32 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Notches second sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence generated five tackles (three solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Vikings.

The rookie first-round pick now has two sacks through his first five NFL games, and he forced a fumble on Dalvin Cook, who ended up recovering the loose ball. Lawrence is a flaky IDP asset after finishing three games with two or fewer tackles.

September 24, 2019 08:08 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Notches sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence notched two tackles (one solo) and a sack in Sunday's 32-31 win over the Buccaneers.

In addition to his sack in Sunday's win, Lawrence also recorded a tackle for a loss and two quarterback hits. A low usage rate still limits his value in IDP formats, but if Lawrence continues clogging up the backfield like he did Sunday, more snaps could be in the 21-year-old's future.

September 13, 2019 12:52 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Clear for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence (shoulder) is not listed on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Lawrence started the week as a limited practice participant due to the shoulder issue, but he was able to avoid the questionable tag. The 21-year-old played 28 defensive snaps and had one assisted tackle during his NFL debut last week.

September 11, 2019 04:32 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Limited in Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Lawrence appears to have injured his shoulder during Sunday's season-opening loss to the Cowboys, during which he recorded one assisted tackle. The rookie first-round pick will work to get fully healthy ahead of New York's tilt against the Bills in Week 2.

June 6, 2019 10:56 AM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Working with first-team D
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lawrence has been working with the first-team defense at mandatory minicamp, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

The leg injury Lawrence appeared to suffer while running the 40 at the combine no longer seems to be a concern. In fact, it sounds like he's been active since the start of offseason workouts. The first-round rookie apparently began OTAs splitting first-team reps with R.J. McIntosh, but Lawrence has since distinguished himself enough to handle the majority of those reps alongside Dalvin Tomlinson and B.J. Hill.

April 25, 2019 11:24 PM
Giants' Dexter Lawrence: Giants select at 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants selected Lawrence in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 17th overall.

Lawrence is an objectively talented athlete with a 5.05-second 40-yard dash at a mammoth 6-foot-5, 342 pounds. He was highly productive in his true freshman season at Clemson, totaling 62 tackles, 6.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss. Unfortunately, from that point he totaled just 71 tackles, four sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss in the subsequent 25 games. While he's more than just a blob who takes up space, it's concerning that his production fell off like that, and the career of Dontari Poe gives us a useful case study in how a player of his genre might apply to the NFL. Poe had some useful seasons but ultimately failed to turn into a notable NFL presence, and Poe was even more athletic. Danny Shelton is another concerning recent case study for the sort of space-eating tackle Lawrence projects as. You in any case have to wonder why the Giants would move Damon Harrison if they'd consequently feel the need to make a selection like this one. Lawrence is unlikely to pop up as an IDP unless his nature changes.

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YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2019New York Giants163824.0142.5000.0001
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2019New York Giants1600100000

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