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Lawrence Wilson (LB)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    229 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 in.
  • College:
    Connecticut
  • Conference:
    AAC
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Selected by: Carolina Panthers
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 1 (166)

Pick Analysis: The Panters add depth with selection of Wilson. He will compete as a backup/special teamer.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.75 sec
  • Bench Press24.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump32.5 inch
  • Broad Jump113.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.31 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.5 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.89 sec
Buzz

Overview

Wilson looks like a future backup who should be able to be productive on special teams. Has good height and speed but lacks the bulk or playing strength to take on and shed blockers against the run. Flashes the potential of a sideline-to-sideline player but isn't the most sound openfield tackler or the smoothest player in space/coverage. Could see action in passing situations with his combination of range in coverage and comfort blitzing. One of those interesting prospects who, despite his experience and productive in college, still has upside and needs polish to elevate his game to that of an NFL starter. Day 3, late-round prospect.


Strengths

Wilson is an experienced, highly-durable linebacker. Can fly around the field and make plays from sideline to sideline against the run. Closes well and has a motor that doesn't stop. Likes to attack vertically as a blitzer. Does a good job in man coverage and is comfortable playing zone.

Weaknesses

Does not want to play in tight quarters. Ability to take on blockers and shed must improve at the next level. Takes false steps when defending counters. Despite good speed, will fail to breakdown properly and miss tackles in the open field. Can get turned around in man coverage.

Grade

4.6

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Lawrence Wilson

    Published: March 14, 2011 at 07:43 p.m.

    UConn lineback Lawrence Wilson competes at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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