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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Auburn DE Corey Lemonier

03.05.13 at 11:30 am ET
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WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that might be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2013 NFL draft. Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’s time for the Patriots to make a selection.

Auburn's Corey Lemonier (55) had a dip in production in the second half of 2012. (AP)

Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier (55) got off to a strong start in 2012 but suffered a dip in production in the second half of the season. (AP)

COREY LEMONIER

Position: Defensive end

School: Auburn

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 255 pounds

Achievements: 2012 All-SEC second team (coaches), 2011 All-SEC first team (coaches), 2011 All-SEC second team (AP)

What he brings: The scouting report on Lemonier indicates he has a strong overall build and still has room to grow. He plays on both sides of the formation and has a good, quick, first step. He showcases the ability to drop into a zone and attack ball-carriers in his zone. He displays very good strength and long arms to strip the ball from a ball-carrier. He shows great effort and determination, has good field vision and makes stops. He has been compared to Jaguars defensive end Andre Branch.

Where the Patriots could get him: Round 3

Notes: As a sophomore in 2011, Lemonier recorded career highs in tackles (47), tackles for loss (13.5), and sacks (9.5). He got off to terrific start to his junior season, making five sacks in the first four games, but had only half of a sack in the last eight games.

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Video: Here is a package of Lemonier highlights.

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