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Demarcus Lawrence | Defensive End

Team: Boise State Broncos
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 242

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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that "disruptive talents" such as Boise State edge player Demarcus Lawrence "usually don't make it out of the top-32 picks."
More and more evaluators are getting behind the idea of Lawrence as a Day 1 pick, and Brugler's reasoning explains why. Though he has off-the-field concerns and perhaps was misused schematically in school, Lawrence could develop into a highly disruptive force off the edge, and mayhem like that doesn't grow on trees. Or in the French Quarter, as Brugler advises the Saints to take a look at No. 27: "A talent like Lawrence might be too good to pass up in the first round. The former Boise State rusher has a few character flaws (three separate one-game suspensions the past two seasons), but he has quick, active hands along with the natural athletic pass rush skills to create pressure. " Apr 15 - 7:13 PM
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Boise State edge player Demarcus Lawrence will visit the 49ers next week, according to Matt Barrows.

"A league source said the travel arrangements were made a week ago, before (Aldon) Smith was arrested at LAX for allegedly telling security personnel he had a bomb," Barrows writes. Lawrence is a fringe first-round pick, and could drop to around the 50 range, but his flashes of power and movement are very good.
Apr 15 - 11:16 AM

ESPN's Bill Williamson could see the 49ers "using a premium pick" on a pass rusher in lieu of Aldon Smith's arrest.

Even with Smith's future in doubt, Williamson still believes San Francisco's top draft needs are cornerback and receiver. However, the 49ers own an NFL-best six picks in the top 100, and it appears likely that at least one of those picks will be invested in an edge rusher. ESPN draft analyst Steve Muench mentioned Boise State's Demarcus Lawrence and BYU's Kyle Van Noy as good fits in the second or third round, and pointed to Texas’ Jackson Jeffcoat, Alabama DE/OLB Adrian Hubbard and Stanford’s Trent Murphy as Rds. 3-4 options. "[Lawrence] will likely be gone and they may not want to take a player who has been suspended three times over the past two seasons but he has the length, quickness and flexibility to develop into an effective edge rusher in the NFL," said Muench. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler interestingly also fingered Lawrence when discussing the same Smith-centric topic on Twitter. Brugler added Auburn edge rusher Dee Ford as a fit for the 49ers.
Apr 14 - 11:24 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler's believes Boise State edge rusher Demarcus Lawrence and Auburn edge rusher Dee Ford are good options for the 49ers.

"Considering Aldon Smith's situation, pass rushers Demarcus Lawrence (Boise State) and Dee Ford (Auburn) will be awfully appealing at number 30," Brugler tweeted. With Aldon Smith possibly facing missed time due to his latest arrest, the 49ers may look towards the draft to find an impact edge rusher. Both players would fill an instant need at the position if the 49ers decide to move on from the troubled Aldon Smith. If the 49ers made a move for Lawrence,they could possibly stay put at No.30. However, Dee Ford may require the 49ers to trade one of their middle round picks to move up to select him.
Apr 14 - 12:56 PM

Boise State edge rusher Demarcus Lawrence visited the Falcons on Friday.

He also has upcoming pre-draft visitations scheduled with the Patriots, Jets, Saints and Cowboys, that's Ian Rapoport knows of. Lawrence, who hopped to the pros after his junior season, should go between the late-first and mid-second rounds. ESPN analyst Louis Riddick believes Lawrence was often misused at Boise State, and colleague Kevin Weidl called the Bronco "one of the most intriguing prospects I have watched on tape this offseason" last month.
Apr 11 - 5:15 PM

Boise State edge rusher Demarcus Lawrence went No. 30 to the 49ers in CBS Sports' Dane Brugler's Monday mock draft.

Lawrence, who declared for the NFL draft after his junior season, has been considered a Day 2 prospect throughout the process, but perhaps the tide is beginning to turn in his direction. Brugler himself tweeted that the prospect was a first-rounder last week and Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl called Lawrence "one of the most intriguing prospects I have watched on tape this offseason" earlier this month. ESPN analyst Louis Riddick wrote in February that Lawrence was often misused at Boise State.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 17 - 10:59 PM

After watching coaches tape of Boise State edge rusher Demarcus Lawrence, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes the prospect is a first-rounder.

"Lawrence had somewhat disappointing Combine numbers (7.46 3C) compared to the tape. Hopefully he re-tests at BSU Pro Day on Monday," Brugler added. Lawrence missed some time at Boise State but he has plenty of talent thanks to the combination of movement skills and length.
Mar 12 - 10:13 AM

Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence is "one of the most intriguing prospects I have watched on tape this offseason," wrote Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl.

"His biggest upside comes as a pass-rusher," wrote Weidl. "Lawrence has ideal length, above-average first step quickness, active hands and most important displays tremendous flexibility throughout his torso. This allows him to not only transition speed-to-power but also provides him the ability to bend the edge and finish at the top of his rush which is not often seen at the collegiate level." The draft expert believes the Bengals, Cardinals and Saints, teams in need of pass-rushing help from an outside linebacker, could pull the trigger on Day 2.
Mar 8 - 1:57 PM

Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence impressed Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench with his quickness, conversion of speed to power, and bend.

Muench noted he especially liked Lawrence's matchup with Nevada's Joel Bitonio. Lawrence is starting to draw more attention, thanks to his nice initial punch and closing speed. He will likely draw a top two round grade.
Feb 18 - 11:28 AM

Boise State edge player Demarcus Lawrence has piqued ESPN analyst Louis Riddick's interest.

Riddick calls Lawrence "multi-position/versatile player" whose "character check (is) going to be very important." The former NFL scout notes Lawrence was misused at Boise State. Lawrence, a redshirt junior, does have desirable length and size for the position.
Feb 8 - 1:19 PM

Boise State redshirt junior DE Demarcus Lawrence has declared for the NFL draft.

Lawrence absolutely looks like an NFL prospect, boasting great length and flashes of excellent athleticism. We would like to see him produce positive plays on a more consistent basis, meaning using his length to keep his opposition off balance or disrupt the offense's side of the line of scrimmage, but he is definitely intriguing. Teams will have questions regarding his suspension prior to last year's bowl game.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 10:48:00 AM

Boise State redshirt junior DE Demarcus Lawrence registered 1.5 tackles for loss, including one sack, in the school's 34-20 loss to BYU.

Lawrence's sack showed initial hand use followed by an inside move once getting depth in the backfield. We all know the redshirt junior is a talented player, but he will have to answer questions about previous suspensions.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Boise State redshirt junior DE Demarcus Lawrence registered nine tackles, two for loss, in a 42-20 win over Air Force on Friday.

Larence is an exceptional on-field talent, showing natural pass rush moves and good athleticism. He projects as a stand up or hand in the dirt edge rusher. Teams will have to do their homework on the redshirt junior thanks to a suspension, but he can play.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 10:23:00 AM

Boise State sophomore DE Demarcus Lawrence is a film standout, according to former Eagles scout John Middlekauff.

"Good athlete, natural pass rusher," writes Middlekauff. "Could play 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB in the NFL." Lawrence, who did not play in the Broncos' 2012 bowl game due to a suspension, was easily the team's most disruptive pass rusher last season. The 6'3, 244-pounder tallied 9.5 sacks over nine games.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 04:15:00 PM

Boise State sophomore DE Demarcus Lawrence did not play in the team's bowl game due to a suspension.

Lawrence fell victim to the common "violation of unspecified team rules." The sophomore traveled with the team but was sent home prior to the actual game. He was easily the team's most disruptive pass rusher and potentially has an NFL career ahead of him if the 2013 season goes well.
Mon, Dec 24, 2012 11:08:00 AM