Shaq Lawson   #90 DE

Height: 6-3   Weight: 267   Age: 25

Born: 6/17/1994 Lake Wylie , SC

College: Clemson

Experience: 4th season

High School: D.W. Daniel HS [Central, SC]; Hargrave Mil. Acadmey [Chatham, VA]









Draft 2016

Pick No.19

Selected By: Buffalo Bills

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 19 (19)

Pick Analysis: Great things were expected from Lawson, who was the top-rated prep school player in the country out of Hargrave Military Academy after a successful high school career in South Carolina. He played well as a reserve for two seasons behind the ever-stacked Tiger defensive line, racking up double-digit tackles for loss each year (10 in 2013, 11 in 2014). With the departure of the likes of Vic Beasley and Malliciah Goodman, Lawson finally got a chance to start in 2015 and made the most of it, constantly exploding into the backfield to finish among the nation's leaders in tackles for loss (25.5) and sacks (12.5). Lawson's personal accomplishments (consensus All-American, first-team All-ACC) led to great team success, as he and fellow junior Kevin Dodd and sophomore Heisman Trophy candidate Deshaun Watson helped the Tigers to an undefeated regular season, ACC title, and national championship game appearance.


Video Playlist

  1. 2016 Combine workout: Shaq Lawson

    Published: March 14, 2016 at 08:54 p.m.

    Watch Clemson DE Shaq Lawson work out at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.

  2. First Draft: Shaq Lawson

    Published: March 4, 2016 at 06:47 p.m.

    Get to know Clemson defensive lineman Shaq Lawson.

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