Lawrence Wilson Scouting Report
Lawrence Wilson
Lawrence Wilson - Connecticut (HT: 6-0¾ - WT: 225)
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 11 of 30

Positives: Good speed and decent bulk, could add some mass, but looks fairly stout... Excellent production at UConn (449 tackles, 9.5 sacks, five interceptions and six forced fumbles in four years), Big East's leader tackler in 2009 and 2010 seasons... Consistent production in the tackling game, hit double digits five times in 2010... Pretty good sideline-to-sideline defender, has a lot of quickness and scrapes through traffic well, keeps head on a swivel while pursuing ball carrier... Drives through tackles with a lot of intensity and energy, churns his legs and tackles through the ball carrier... Disciplined player, does a good job fighting through blocks and holding position when maintaining gap responsibilities... Very shifty at the line of scrimmage, can slip through small gaps in the line and appears to be more proficient in traffic than his size would indicate... Is an able read-and-react zone defender, has fluid hips in zone coverage and does well with reading the quarterback's eyes... Durability has never been an issue, no major injury concerns... Has the potential to be very productive in the NFL, upside limited, but could reach 100 tackles in the right system because of his outstanding motor.

Negatives: Could stand to add 10-15 pounds without losing too much speed or quickness, is slightly thinner than ideal size... Has not been used as much of a pass rusher, has the ability to shoot gaps well, but does not have much experience in that area... Can sometimes take bad pursuit angles when away from the play... Can play out of control at times, which leaves him susceptible misdirection plays and tackling problems in space... Is not a heavy hitter and may have difficulty driving back bigger players at the next level... Tends to rely on quickness to evade blockers but sometimes uses poor hand technique when getting blocked in close quarters.

Totals   449 246 203 35½ 6 5 0 3
2007 Connecticut   113 53 60 0 0 1 0 1
2008 Connecticut   73 42 31 6 1 0 3 0 1
2009 Connecticut   140 80 60 11 5 3 0 0 0
2010 Connecticut   123 71 52 10 3 1 0 1

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