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Lawrence Sidbury Jr.
SELECTED BY: Falcons Round 4 (25)
SI Grade
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School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6-2.5, 266
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BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his junior season and named as an all American last year. Finished his senior campaign with 56/20/11.5 after 48/8.5/5 the prior year.

POSITIVES: "Explosive college pass rusher with the athleticism needed to be used at several positions in the defensive front seven. Fluid, plays with great pad level, and rarely off his feet. Displays good first set step quickness, the ability to move in all directions of the field, and possesses a burst of speed. Fights with his hands to keep defenders off him, immediately alters his angle of attack and loses little momentum when he must change direction. Fast off the edge, can flatten his angle of attack, then pursue from the back side. Fights with his hands and jolts defenders with violent punch to protect himself."

NEGATIVES: "Struggles getting off blocks once engaged at the point, gets caught up in the wash moving laterally, and shows hesitation to his game. Primarily asked to make plays up the field and rarely used in space."

ANALYSIS: "Sidbury Jr. has shown great progress in his all-around game the past two years, and he is a pass-rushing terror who creates a lot of havoc up the field. He has the size and skill to line up in a three-point stance in a conventional alignment, or stand up over left tackle in and 3-4 defense. It may be necessary to put him in a system where he's not asked to read and react much, rather a scheme that allows him to pin his ears back and rush up the field."

PROJECTION: Second/Third Round

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