He is tremendously effective against the run and does a great job of plugging up gaps and commanding double teams to allow his fellow defensive linemen and linebackers to make plays in space. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Dexter Lawrence, DL, Clemson Massive defensive tackle with the size, length, power and relative athleticism to play a variety of positions in either a 3-4 or 4-3 front. Competitive Toughness – True nose tackle in every sense of the position: stocks up gaps and occupies space, allowing his linemates and LBs to flow freely. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Lawrence, chosen by the Giants with the No. Motor has a little extra juice and shows great pursuit skills in the run game, won’t be ran away from without a fight and good flow. Daniel Jeremiah saw shades of the Vikings' Linval Joseph when he studied Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence. Functional strength allows him to power through a crease but his contact balance can carry him too far out of his gap, loses leverage when he isn't tasked with playing the point of attack and tries to press for the mesh point. NASHVILLE -- The Giants have struggled to generate interior pressure on the quarterback in recent years, and general manager Dave Gettleman hopes to have filled that void with first-round defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence. Giants is a registered trademark of the New York Giants LLC. 17 overall pick Dexter Lawrence. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Welcome to Giants Wire's European Union Experience. Powerful grip to envelope and wrap up the football. © 2020 NFL Enterprises LLC. Gap Penetration Skills –Has marginal ability to get hip to hip. In three seasons along Clemson’s dominant defensive line, Lawrence produced 131 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. Scouting Report . All rights reserved (About Us). The New York Giants may have gotten a real force at the defensive tackle position with No. Has more mobility than you’d expect and does well to scrape, flow and swallow up ball carriers. While Lawrence certainly has his share of flashes on tape, he’s never really turned into the playmaker that many expected him to become after his freshman year. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. In a multi-gap scheme, Lawrence could be a transformational player, and he may be the most underrated defensive lineman in this draft class. You can support your local news source. More importantly, Lawrence is an automatic double-team, which will free up the likes of B.J.