Justin Lawler   #53 DE

Height: 6-4   Weight: 265   Age: 24

Born: 12/23/1994 Pottsboro , TX

College: Southern Methodist

Experience: 2nd season

High School: Pottsboro HS [TX]









Combine 2018


Scouts say he has desired football makeup and character. Weight room junkie who works hard to get into optimal shape. Flashes upper body power to shed blockers and makes tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Relentless effort has lead to huge performances against inferior competition. Hung four tackles for loss and four sacks on Connecticut this season. Gets upfield with solid initial quickness. Uses forward lean at top of his rush as a tool for momentum. Keeps feet churning to work hips around the corner as rusher. Finishes the job once he gets into the pocket.


Lacks length on the edge. Plays with too much stiffness at point of attack. Can be widened off the edge by strong run blocking tackles. Marginal athlete with subpar change of direction in space. Lacks play speed and functional tackle range. Will struggle to close out NFL running backs looking to turn the corner. May not have a clean position fit. Hands are more aggressive than skilled. Needs to add a go-to rush move and a workable counter. Appears to be maxed out physically.