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Nevin Lawson | Defensive Back

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 192
College: Utah State
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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. Sep 16 - 5:43 PM

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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.
Sep 14 - 9:54 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.
Sep 14 - 3:06 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.
May 18 - 4:59 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.
May 10 - 1:49 PM

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