BIO: Junior college transfer who totaled 57 tackles with 2 tackles for loss as a senior, after posting 99/9.5/1 the previous season.
POSITIVES: Explosive linebacker coming off a disappointing campaign. Stacks well against the run, flashes on the scene and displays suddenness to his game. Puts his shoulders down, punishing ballcarriers and wraps up into tackles. Solid lateral range, displays a burst of closing speed and plays faster than his 40 time. Defeats blocks getting to the action and aggressive.
NEGATIVES: Not overly instinctive in pass coverage. Does not always fill the correct gap in run defense. Takes himself out of the action and slow locating the ball.
ANALYSIS: After looking like an up-and-comer as a junior, Lawrence took a big step back last season. Must get his game back on track, but at the very least, a solid backup for a number of linebacker positions.