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A general consensus on Demarcus Lawrence....

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Risen Star, May 9, 2014.

  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Nolan Nawrocki: 4th rated OLB, 24th player overall, 2nd round projection.

    A loose, explosive, long-limbed athlete, Lawrence consistently pressurizes the edge and harasses quarterbacks. His pass rushing ability rates among the best in this year's class, and he holds mass appeal. Lacks ideal stoutness at the point of attack, but could thrive as a 4-3 right end or 3-4 rush linebacker, and should contribute readily on passing downs.

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    Frank Coyle, Draft Insiders Digest: 8th rated DE, 85th player overall, 3rd-4th round projection.

    He may never be more than a situational pass rusher, though one who can become a valuable part of a nickel package at several spots. His skill set fits an NFL starting defender with further development in both technique and strength. His value will be his big play ability and overall potential production. He most likely goes in the 3rd round area off triangle numbers, production and big play ability. Talented prospect with the skills to find a niche as a fine situational rusher and eventual probable starter in the right setting.

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    Scouts Inc., ESPN: 5th rated OLB, 43rd player overall, 2nd round projection.

    Lawrence has been suspended multiple times, raising concerns about his maturity and discipline. He can also do a better job of keeping his pads down and getting stronger at the point. The reason he's a good second-round value is his ability to get after the quarterback. He has above-average initial quickness and shows good torso flexibility bending the edge. He doesn't have to win with speed either. He can generate speed to power and he has the quick hands to keep offensive tackles off his frame when offensive tackles take away the edge.

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    Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout: 2nd rated DE, 24th player overall. 1st-2nd round projection.

    He is a versatile athlete who can be moved around the front seven with his coordinated quickness and natural pass rush skills. Lawrence can be controlled when blockers get their hands on him, but he has strong and fast hands himself, ripping and setting up his moves while tracking the ball. Teams will likely be split on whether or not he's a DE in a 4-3 or OLB in a 3-4, but he projects highly at both positions due to his athletic prowess and undeniable pass rush upside. Disruptive talents like this usually don't make it out of the top 32 picks.
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  2. xwalker

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    I don't get the comments that he might be a Nickel only DE or a 3-4 OLB. He is one of the best WDE types at defending the run.
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  3. StarMan

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    I like the pick but think we gave up too much. I just hope the Cowboys are right about him.
  4. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    I hope Jerry realizes that not all Demarcuses are created equal. Replacing a Ware for a Lawrence will not b seemless. IMO, this was a trade that happened one round too late & Lawrence is a little weak, mentally and physically.

    Jerry could have remained patient (and saved a pick) and taken a more self motivated and physical player with similar size and athleticism: Jeremiah Attaochu
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  5. StarMan

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    I was watching NFLN and Mayock seems to like him. What did Kiper/McShay say about the pick?
  6. Richmond Cowboy

    Richmond Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    I think he only looked slow because of the orange unis contrasting with a blue field.
  7. Risen Star

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    Mel likes him a lot. Thinks if he ran better at the combine he was a first round pick.
  8. Risen Star

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    Hey, I've been preaching Demarcus Lawrence for months. I even drafted him in our mock. But I would have never given up a 3rd rounder like that. We are absolutely inept in the front office. This team lacks depth and we just carelessly throw away draft picks.
  9. Fletch

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    It's pretty much a 50/50 split down the middle on this board. Love him or hate him. I'm sure much more debate will come about before preseason.
  10. Risen Star

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    At least we got a blue chip offensive lineman and a premium pass rusher with our first two picks.

    Of course the Cowboys will float out the information that Lawrence was. just. about. to. go. when they made this trade.
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  11. StarMan

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    Yeah when I saw all the high fives going on in the war room I knew we got fleeced again.
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  12. ThreeandOut

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    There were rumors that if we had traded down from 16 to later in the first round, that he would have been the pick. Also, there were rumors that we tried to move back into the first round last night to take him. As high as the price was, moving up in the 2nd round was probably better than these other two options.

    FWIW, Jeff Sullivan is saying the Cowboys had a mid-first round grade on him.
  13. visionary

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    Bad bad trade
  14. ThreeandOut

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    Sullivan also saying that Lawrence was a top-8 defensive player on the Cowboy's board.
  15. poost

    poost Active Member

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    Should be interesting to see who is available at 47.
  16. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Agreed. Not hating the player, just hate the trade. If Cowboys get a 4th (heck even a 5th or 6th) back it would have been more palatable.
  17. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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    I agree that was a lame trade for us. He is not the sharpest knife in the drawer after listening to his interview. What happened to RKG.
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  18. LOBO7

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    I think they thought the Falcons were going to grab him. I think the Falcons did go DL that round.
  19. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    I guess Marinelli liks him, because this has his fingerprints all over it.
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  20. RamziD

    RamziD Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I would like to know his unfiltered opinion on him.

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