Dexter Lawrence was selected by the New York Giants with 17th pick in the 2019 draft.
Lawrence is a 6’4, 345 pound behemoth with startling quickness. A man as big as Lawrence should not be able to move like he moves. When he puts his speed and power together, he can blow up plays behind the line of scrimmage. Even if he doesn’t make it into the backfield, he won’t be moving backwards. He regularly slows up the point of attack, allowing his Clemson teammates to swarm a ball carrier. The only thing that may have slightly depressed his value was a season long foot issue as sophomore.
Dexter is an easy player to pick out. He’s the guy that looks big in a group of other big men. He was a mainstay in the center of the line for the Tigers for three seasons. He played through a foot injury as a sophomore that would have sidelined most players. Lawrence also spent some time in the backfield as Clemson’s goal line fullback. He led the way for two Christian Wilkin’s touchdowns in 2019 and then found the end zone himself.
As a senior Lawrence had 36 tackles (15 solo 21 assisted), 7 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, an interception, 3 passes knocked down, and a fumble recovery.
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