Carl Lawson Declares for 2017 NFL Draft: Latest Comments and Reaction

January 4, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Auburn edge-rusher Carl Lawson announced on Wednesday that he has declared for the 2017 NFL draft.
Lawson, a junior, accumulated 30 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss during the regular season. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report wrote in late November that Lawson has "become one of the best edge players in the country" and added, "he has a firm Round 1 grade if his health checks out."
He also wrote that Lawson's NFL comparison is Miami Dolphins star defensive end Cameron Wake.
B/R's Barrett Sallee offered up a different perspective on Lawson:
Opposing quarterbacks would agree. So would Lawson's head coach, more than likely.
"Carl has been one of our top players, one of the best players in college football," Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn told Matthew Stevens of the Montgomery Advertiser in November. "He's stayed healthy this year and been a big-time impact player."
His health will be a factor going forward and may be a concern for teams, as La...

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