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Ted Laurent
Position: DT
Class:  5Sr
School: Mississippi
Conference: Southeastern
HT: 6-0.5
WT: 304
40 Time: 5.05
Biography: Posted 21/3.5/2 as a senior when he became a full-time starter. Junior numbers included 12/2.5/.5.

Positives: "Strong, interior player who takes up space in the middle. Explodes off the snap, plays with good pad level, and has a solid first step to the action. Flashes the ability to get out laterally and chase the action to the sidelines. Uses his hands to protect himself, plays with good knee bend, and gets underneath opponents. Tough to move off the line and bulrushes blockers off the ball."

Negatives: Must develop more moves with his hands. Possesses just a short burst of speed. Marginal pass rusher.

Analysis: "Laurent is a short, wide-bodied defender whose main responsibility is to occupy blockers and allow others to make plays on the ball. He lacks the size to be a true nose tackle and the athleticism to play in a conventional four-man front , but he could be a rotational lineman used in short-yardage situations."

Projection: FA
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