Photo of Nevin Lawson
Drafted By: Lions

Combine Results

4.9 ?
  • 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

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'9" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 190LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands


The Kingston, Jamaica, native was a starter at cornerback and running back as a Florida prep. Also lettered as a sprinter in track. Appeared in nine games (two starts) for Utah State as a true freshman in 2010 and had 12 tackles, two pass breakups and one interception with one-half tackle for loss. Won a starting cornerback spot in 2011 and recorded 73 tackles, 11 pass breakups and one INT with one forced fumble. Started all 13 games in 2012 and recorded 63 tackles, 10 pass breakups and no INTs with four tackles for loss and two sacks. In 2013, totaled 57 tackles, 13 pass breakups and four INTs in 14 games (13 starts). Had his first career two-interception game against Boise State, returning one for a 65-yard score.



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. Effective blitzer. Has special-teams experience as a gunner and jammer. Durable three-year starter. Has matured and taken a more professional approach as an upperclassman.


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

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Adequate-sized, talented, inconsistent cornerback with moldable tools and scheme versatility, though he requires polish and patience.
-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.