Photo of Nevin Lawson
4.8 ?
  • 4.48 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 120.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.12 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.40 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 190LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands


2013: First-team All-MWC after starting in 13 of 14 games. Led team with 17 passes defensed. 2012: Second-team All-WAC selection after starting in all 13 games. 2011: Started in all 13 games and finished fourth on the team with 73 tackles. 2010: Started two of nine games played. Had a game-clinching interception against San Jose State.



Muscular build with nice arm length. Plays with his eyes. Reads and reacts quickly. Has skills to man up receivers. Soft-footed with flexible hips to pedal easily and transition smoothly. Good zone awareness and reactions. Productive on the ball -- 34 pass breakups the last three seasons. Effective blitzer. Has special-teams experience as a gunner and jammer. Durable three-year starter.


Press technique needs refinement. Too often allows free release. Clutching, grabbing and incurring flags have been issues in the past. Ball skills are a work in progress. Leaves some production on the field. Inconsistent run supporter.Struggled to contain USC WR Marqise Lee.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Adequate-sized, talented, inconsistent cornerback with skills to play in multiple schemes, though he requires polish. Has matured and taken a more professional approach as an upperclassman and has tools to work with.
-Nolan Nawrocki
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.