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Knight of God

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I wouldn't mind Lawson. He's a good fit for our 4-3 under and feels like a "safe" pick. I just don't see much that makes him stand out. I think he can be a good player but I don't see any traits that can make him great. 3 Clemson guys on our d-line would be pretty cool though. Now we draft Deshaun Watson in 2017 using our current Clemson players as emissaries and prep him to take over for Matty Ice. I kid, I kid... Sort of.. Lmao

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1 hour ago, Adam25 said:

Darron Lee could be another option, but he tweeted out that he wants to beat the fastest record for LB's at the combine, you just know he'll land in the top 10 if he does...

I would have no problem taking Lee at 17 or trading back a little and still getting Lee. My Ideal draft would be Lee in the 1st , Bullard in the 2nd, Austin Johnson in the 3rd, Bryce Williams in the 4th, Austin Blythe in the 7th.

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from walterfootball.com 

dolphinsb_logo.gif42. Miami Dolphins: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson

image: http://walterfootball.com/college/Clemson_logo.gif

The Dolphins have a couple of impending free agents at defensive end in Olivier Vernon and Derrick Shelby. I imagine Vernon will be franchised, but that might mean that Cameron Wake, who is coming off a torn Achilles, could be cut for financial purposes. 

By the way, Shaq Lawson has been appearing in the first round of many other mock drafts, but multiple teams we've spoken to have Lawson pegged as a second-day prospect. 

Read more at http://walterfootball.com/draft2016_2.php#UrZh7vKht5VFgerK.99

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15 hours ago, WAR said:

I would take Lawson over Dodd so I would be happy with this selection. Beasley/Lawson/Jarrett would all feast off each other. 

This ^ is what I'm thinking.

We'd have a super-young DL of playmakers (if we kept Goodman that would be 4 Clemson DL on our line, lol), that are not injury-prone, and not locker-room poison.

If we can get Kentrell Brothers in the 2nd, and sign Danny Trevathan, our defense will be nasty for years to come. 

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As a Clemson Fan i will have my say here.


Shaq to me is a 3 down LE/RE that could be the power player we need. Opposite Beasley we could have a scary duo to eat up Qb's for years to come. He also has the power and awareness to set up Lb's for stops and crush PA passes. One year in the NFL and this guy with be a monster player for us. Very violent hands and a spin move that makes Beasley's spin look kinda over used ( We knew it was a desperation move for him ). I like the idea of a suffocating Dline and that is what Atlanta would be if Shaq was here.

Add DJ reader in the 4th and the NT position would be filled too.


Beasley   |  Jarrett  | DJ Reader  |   Lawson

Goodman|  Mbu     | Haggman    | Clayborn - Sign for cheep


Looks good to me

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8 hours ago, Knight of God said:

I think some of you are exaggerating with Spence. He's a good ball player, but not as good as you are all making him out to be. There is this strange desire to talk up a bad boy. Being bad doesn't make you a better player. Not at all. Just like having a bad combine doesn't make you a superstar in the making. Spence is being way overrated. Unless he has a huge combine, he will be a 2nd rounder.

Shoot, i'll take that bet. I think he is a guaranteed 1st rounder unless he has a poor combine or some more negative news comes out on his past. 

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He's definitely one of the guys I would like for the falcons to get.



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Great things were expected from Lawson, who was the top-rated prep school player in the country out of Hargrave Military Academy after a successful high school career in South Carolina. He played well as a reserve for two seasons behind the ever-stacked Tiger defensive line, racking up double-digit tackles for loss each year (10 in 2013, 11 in 2014). With the departure of the likes of Vic Beasley and Malliciah Goodman, Lawson finally got a chance to start in 2015 and made the most of it, constantly exploding into the backfield to finish among the nation's leaders in tackles for loss (25.5) and sacks (12.5). Lawson's personal accomplishments (consensus All-American, first-team All-ACC) led to great team success, as he and fellow junior Kevin Dodd and sophomore Heisman Trophy candidate Deshaun Watson helped the Tigers to an undefeated regular season, ACC title, and national championship game appearance.



 Built like a tank with thickly muscled legs and a broad chest. Clemson played him at 5-­technique and standing up on the outside. Scheme versatile and will likely appeal to be 3­-4 and 4-­3 teams. Very powerful at the point of attack. Able to punch, extend arms and control the line of scrimmage or set a hard edge. Able to shock and shed blockers and has the hand quickness to staggered block attempts. Power allows him to play on other side of the line. Finished second in the nation in "stuffs" for defensive linemen with 17. Comes off ball low and with forward lean into his rush. Has frame to handle a double team. Has plus instincts and feel for the game. Toughness in full display.


 Thickly bound with very average flexibility. Average athlete for an end position. Not a natural hip bender and will have to focus on keeping pad level lower to unlock his leverage potential. Shows obvious signs of fatigue as game wears on. At times, is too content to lean on blocks when play isn’t run to his side rather than working to discard. Will have snaps where he seems more concerned with imposing his will on blocking rather than diagnosing the play. Doesn’t have the bend or upper body flexion to be edge turner as pass rusher. Effort sacks will diminish in pros and will need to become more nuanced pass rusher.


 "I see Shaq as an outside linebacker in a 3-4. He's not the guy you want to turn loose against the quarterback, but he is the guy that will make it hard for tight ends to block him in the run game. We knew we couldn’t run at him and it changed how we called plays." -- ACC offensive coach


 Courtney Upshaw


 Productive backup for two years before putting together an All­-American season in his first year as a full- time starter. Lawson is built like a full­-grown man and combines his instincts, toughness and power to fill up a stat sheet and set an early tone. Lawson's frame and game are easily translatable to the NFL, but his average athleticism and pass rush skills will likely have teams viewing him as a 3­-4 edge setter or a 4-­3 base end. Lawson may also have value as 3­-4 defensive tackle in an upfield scheme.
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