Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Desmond Lawrence

Cornerback
School: North Carolina | Conference: ACC
DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.18
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Three-year starter named Third Team All-ACC in 2016, making 37 tackles (two for loss) with 10 pass breakups. Earned Second Team All-ACC honors as a junior with 59 tackles (2.5 for loss), two interceptions and 14 pass breakups. Made career-high 71 tackles (3.5 for loss) as a sophomore in 2014 with an interception and three PBUs.
Pos: 
Consistent college cornerback with adequate upside for the next level. Physical, fights to break up the pass and wins out in battles. Plays aggressive football, works to get off blocks and make plays up the field against the run. Effectively tracks the pass in the air, has a sense of timing and shows a terrific burst to the ball out of his plant. Wraps up tackling.
Neg: 
Lack of deep speed is a concern. Quick out of his backpedal. Average closing speed.
Analysis: 
Lawrence is a physical cornerback with attractive size and solid ball skills. He offers potential in a variety of systems and could lineup as a dime back if he plays well on special teams.