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Nevin Lawson | Defensive Back | #24

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 192
College: Utah State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (133) / DET
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The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett said CB Nevin Lawson's physical style is a good fit with DC Teryl Austin.
Lawson had ups and down after taking over as a starter last season, but he is the clear favorite to open the year opposite Darius Slay after the Lions failed to address the corner position. Playing opposite a legitimate shut-down corner, Lawson will be targeted early and often. He's name to keep in mind for DFSers to pick on. Jul 12 - 10:49 AM

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Lions CB Nevin Lawson is the favorite to start opposite Darius Slay.

Despite the retirement of Rashean Mathis, the Lions did not add a starting-caliber corner in free agency or the draft. That leaves Lawson as the de facto option opposite Slay. Lawson struggled in nine starts last year, but he has a fourth-round pedigree and is reportedly well-liked within the organization. He should be given every chance to win the starting job.
Source: ESPN
May 7 - 10:34 AM

According to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett, "people in the (Lions') building" like third-year CB Nevin Lawson.

With Rashean Mathis retiring, the Lions are in the market for cornerback help behind rising star Darius Slay. Lawson was a fourth-round pick back in 2014 but missed his entire rookie year with a dislocated ankle and struggled badly at times last season across 574 snaps. Upgrading opposite Slay should be high on new GM Bob Quinn's offseason priority list.
Feb 17 - 9:35 AM

Lions RCB Nevin Lawson (concussion) is active for Week 11 against the Raiders.

Lawson will start opposite Darius Slay as the Lions look to slow the Raiders' potent passing attack. Inactive for the Lions are DT Gabe Wright, WR TJ Jones, DT Jermelle Cudjo, OT Corey Robinson, OT LaAdrian Waddle, TE Tim Wright and S Isaiah Johnson.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 11:40:00 AM

Lions CB Nevin Lawson suffered a concussion Week 10 against the Packers.

Lawson injured himself making a tackle on the Packers' final touchdown drive. With Rashean Mathis (concussion) on injured reserve and Josh Wilson leaving with a knee injury, Detroit will need to add some corner depth this week.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 06:37:00 PM

Lions CB Nevin Lawson (foot) said he's 100 percent healthy.

Lawson dislocated his foot and ankle in Week 2 of his rookie season and spent the rest of the year on I.R. He sat out the entire spring as well, but now says he's pain-free and running full speed. Lawson is small-ish at 5-foot-9 and 192 pounds and will compete for snaps inside in sub-packages.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 08:46:00 AM

Lions placed CB Nevin Lawson on injured reserve with a dislocated ankle, ending his season.

A fourth-round rookie, Lawson suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. Filling in at nickel back for Bill Bentley (ACL), Lawson had already played 63 snaps on defense this season. The Lions have extremely little depth in their secondary. Thanks to his draft pedigree, Lawson should get the benefit of the doubt when competing for a roster spot next summer.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 05:43:00 PM

Lions CB Nevin Lawson dislocated his ankle in Sunday's Week 2 loss at Carolina.

Lawson needed immediate surgery, which means the fourth-round rookie is likely done for the year. The Lions' already weak secondary is now even thinner after also losing Bill Bentley (torn ACL) in Week 1.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 09:54:00 PM

Lions CB Nevin Lawson exited Sunday's Week 2 game with a foot injury and was pronounced "doubtful" to return.

It's quietly a big blow to Detroit's secondary, which entered this game paper thin after losing nickel back Bill Bentley for the season. Lawson, a fourth-round pick out of Utah State, was playing nickel back against Carolina.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Lions signed fourth-round CB Nevin Lawson to a four-year contract.

A lightly touted prospect out of Utah State, Lawson drew pre-draft comparisons to Lardarius Webb, whom new Lions DC Teryl Austin most recently coached in Baltimore. Lawson will compete for snaps at slot corner and on special teams.
Sun, May 18, 2014 04:59:00 PM

Lions selected Utah State CB Nevin Lawson with the No. 133 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Lawson (5-foot-9 1/8, 190) made 40 starts for the Aggies, tallying 9.5 TFLs and six interceptions, including four as a senior en route to first-team All-Mountain West honors. He played both outside and slot corner, and garnered pre-draft comparisons to versatile Ravens Pro Bowler Lardarius Webb. An undersized but quick-twitch sleeper, Lawson ran 4.48 at the Combine with a 10-foot broad jump. He also offers extensive experience as a special teams gunner. This is a good landing spot for Lawson because the Lions' cornerback depth chart is shaky to be kind. It's also worth noting Webb's old position coach in Baltimore, Teryl Austin, will be Lawson's defensive coordinator in Detroit.
Sat, May 10, 2014 01:49:00 PM

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2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Golden Tate
2Anquan Boldin
3Corey Fuller
WR21Marvin Jones
2Andre Roberts
3Aaron Dobson
WR31Anquan Boldin
TE1Eric Ebron
2Cole Wick
3Orson Charles
4Khari Lee
LT1Taylor Decker
2Cornelius Lucas
LG1Laken Tomlinson
2Joe Dahl
C1Travis Swanson
2Graham Glasgow
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Riley Reiff
2Corey Robinson
K1Matt Prater