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Austen Lane (DE)
  • Height:
    6'6"
  • Weight:
    276 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 3/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/8 in.
  • College:
    Murray St.
  • Conference:
    Ohio Valley
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Selected by: Jacksonville Jaguars
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 22 (153)
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Pick Analysis: The Jaguars add an athletic edge rusher with good potential by taking Austen Lane. He has good initial quickness, and possesses the tools to develop into a legitimate threat off the edge. He gives the Jaguars another young rusher to groom as part of their defensive makeover.

Overview

Lane was a four-year starter for the Racers. He has good size and strength for the position but lacks great range and quickness. He makes more plays with effort and persistence than athleticism. He doesn't have great speed to close to the ball and lacks good flexibility to bend down the line of scrimmage. Lane leverages the ball well with good hand use and proper technique. He needs to expand his pass-rush package with more counters off his initial power move. Lane played best against lower-level competition and was somewhat held at bay when stepping up against better competition.


Strengths

Tall kid with a thick, muscular build. Reads his keys and finds the ball quickly. Uses his hands to get inside and locks out his arms. Gets his hands up and bats balls at the line. Relentless kid who never stops working.

Weaknesses

Lacks a good first step and does not have the speed to make plays all over the field. Not a natural knee-bender and loses leverage too often. Does not have adequate lower body strength and gets blown out of plays at times. Played at the I-AA level and struggled against better competition at the Senior Bowl.

Grade

2.8

 
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