2020 NFL Draft Profile - DL Rashard Lawrence

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Player Description:

Name: Rashard Lawrence

Position: Defensive Line

College: LSU

Uniform Number: #90

Class: Senior

Height: 6'2

Weight: 308 lbs


Well-built, athletic specimen, who possesses a gifted first step coming off the line. Able to get penetration inside, using raw power or quickness. Lawrence does a good job maintaining a low pad level when engaging with opposing offensive linemen. Underrated athleticism, Lawrence has the ability move in quickly to make plays, or jump to bat passes down. Developing instincts, has made some improvements in disengaging from blocks and making plays. Active with his hand and feet, durable with a good motor.


Lacks variety in pass rush moves, when his first move fails, he is easily neutralized. Even with this improvement made since his sophomore year, Lawrence is still susceptible to getting stuck on blocks and not getting the separation need to make plays. When double-teamed, he has a tendency of standing upright, which resulted in him getting pushed back often. In 5-technique, Lawrence does not get the type of penetration as he would play at 0-technique or 3-technique. His instincts are developing, but there are still concerns with his ability to read what the offense is giving to him and react accordingly.

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