This is from todays PFR Draft Inner Circle: : Which player would you say is the fastest riser on draft boards right now? A: North Carolina State DE-OLB Manny Lawson has been shooting up the charts since posting freakish workout numbers at the Combine. He should be a top-20 pick based on feedback from NFL teams, with a lot of interest coming from teams employing 3-4 defenses. Does his tape agree with that high of a grade? No. He doesn’t instinctively find the ball and will get knocked off the ball seven or eight yards trying to anchor vs. the run. There are some scouts who believe he is no more than a straight-linish speed rusher with a track background. However, he is very smart, with an engineering background and a 28 Wonderlic score. He’s assignment-perfect playing the option and is capable of learning. North Carolina State coaches have said they tried standing him up and he struggled to grasp the LB position, but keep in mind that information is coming from the same group of coaches who posted a 6-5 record with five potential first-day defenders, including three potential first-rounders on the defensive line. I would be surprised if Chuck Amato and his staff last another year with the mass exodus of juniors from the program, who left in part because of frustration with the coaching staff. So the quality of that information needs to be evaluated carefully and put in proper context and likely will not affect Lawson one bit.