NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Boise State DE Demarcus Lawrence
|04.22.14 at 5:14 pm ET|
WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’s time for the Patriots to make a selection.
Position: Defensive end
School: Boise State
Weight: 251 pounds
Achievements: 2013, 2012 first-team All-Mountain West, 2011 first-team JC Gridwire, 2011 second-team NJCAA All-American
What he brings: Lawrence is a versatile player who has demonstrated a good initial reaction off the snap with natural pass-rush ability. He needs to become stronger and play with more power to succeed at the next level.
Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 1-2
Notes: During his final season with the Broncos, Lawrence recorded 20.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks — the most in the Mountain West. … He was suspended three times during his time at Boise State — twice during the 2012 season (including for the Las Vegas Bowl) and one game of the 2013 season for unspecified violations of team rules. … Before committing to Boise State, Lawrence earned second-team NJCAA All-America honors at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan.
USA Today: Lots of teams looking at Demarcus Lawrence
Idaho Statesman: How Lawrence performed at the NFL scouting combine
Video: Here is a video highlighting Lawrence’s time with Boise State.