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Lots of teams looking at Demarcus Lawrence

M.J. McPeek, Demarcus Lawrence AP

The ability to get after the quarterback is prized by every team in the league, so it probably shouldn’t come as much surprise that Boise State defensive end/linebacker Demarcus Lawrence is taking a lot of visits ahead of next month’s draft.

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Lawrence is expected to meet with the Redskins, Cowboys, Saints, Vikings, Steelers, 49ers and Jets before the draft. In addition, he’s also met with the Falcons and done private workouts with the Saints and Seahawks as teams try to determine where Lawrence will come off the board.

The variety of teams showing interest in Lawrence and the variety of the schemes they run suggest a feeling that Lawrence can fit as an edge rusher in either a 4-3 or 3-4 base defense. Lawrence’s college production backs up that feeling, although teams are likely also interested in finding out whether the off-field issues that led to three one-game suspensions for Lawrence at Boise are under control as he moves into the professional ranks.

Lawrence has been projected as a second-round pick, but could move into the first day if a team decides he’s the answer for their pass rushing needs.

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6 Responses to “Lots of teams looking at Demarcus Lawrence”
  1. jsrdc says: Apr 18, 2014 12:53 PM

    As a replacement for another DeMarcus, it would make a good deal of sense in rd 2 or 3 for Dallas, if he lasts that long.

    He is a rising prospect, but he isn’t the only guy that can rush the passer. Dallas nabs one stud DT or DE in the first two rounds. Hopefully one of those guys is named Aaron Donald, but not looking likely unless a trade up is executed.

  2. paulsmith107 says: Apr 18, 2014 1:22 PM

    Unfortunately Dallas won’t get a stud end or tackle. Donald and clowney will be gone by 16 and although the draft is deep with talent I would say the drop off at end a tackle is pretty big. If Dallas trades outta the 16th pick I would say Ealy or hageman and if they get as low as 29-32 Lawrence would be solid. Either way if they have to stay at 16 best available player should apply at that point

  3. seadawgs72 says: Apr 18, 2014 2:18 PM

    I haven’t missed a Boise St game since Ryan Dinwiddy (sp?) went into Fresno St & beat David Carr’s 5th ranked bulldog team. Every year the Broncos put out quality NFL players. For those of you in the rest of the country that may not get the coverage we do out here, don’t underestimate the quality of talent that comes out of that tiny little school. I believe if Kellen Moore had a strong arm he would be one of, if not the best, young qb in the NFL. His lack of arm strength is the only thing holding him back. Unfortunately it’s a fatal flaw for his career potential. I promise you this young pass rusher has been well coached & whatever rules he broke to earn those 1 game suspensions probably would’ve gone unnoticed at a bigtime school, as Chris Peterson runs a very disciplined program. If this guy falls to the 3rd round some team will steal him.

  4. rightorwrong12 says: Apr 18, 2014 4:20 PM

    Chris Peterson developed decent recruits at Boise State. He will now develop 4 star recruits at UW. #ThePetersonEra

  5. cursedvikings1998 says: Apr 19, 2014 3:20 PM

    Good player.

  6. bubba9er says: Apr 21, 2014 12:09 PM

    I live in Boise. I am a 9er fan for life. I would absolutely love to have this guy go to SF. He will make someone look very smart for drafting him over the next 8-12 years. He is a faster, more athletic Shea McClellin (also out of BSU) that has seen important playing time for the Bears since they took him in the 1st round a few years ago…

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