Both clubs have arranged for both a private workout and a Lawson visit to team facilities in the coming weeks, Lawson told College Football 24/7 on Thursday. Lawson's first private workout will be with Carolina next Tuesday, with a workout for the 49ers set for two days later. His visit to the Panthers' facilities will be April 7, then it's a cross-country trip to San Francisco set for April 10.
Lawson is projected to be chosen no later than No. 13 overall by four NFL Media analysts with mock drafts. Analysts Charles Davis and Lance Zierlein both project Lawson to be selected No. 10 overall by the New York Giants. Barring a trade, they won't get the chance if the 49ers target Lawson with their first pick at No. 7 overall. By contrast, the Panthers, holding the No. 30 overall pick, would likely need to trade up to acquire Lawson.