Former Clemson football linebacker Tre Lamar will have the chance to perform well and improve his draft stock at the upcoming 2019 NFL Combine.
Clemson football has 11 former Tigers competing in the 2019 NFL Combine, which is a school record.
The Tigers tied Alabama- who also had 11- for the most players representing a single school.
The NFL Combine, which is set to take start Tuesday, February 26 and run through Monday, March 4, will test prospect’s skill sets, physical capabilities and mental capacities.
Through the rest of this week, we will be giving you profiles on each of the former Clemson football players that earned NFL Combine invitations. Today, let’s take a look at linebacker Tre Lamar.
NFL Combine Profile:
Name: Tre Lamar
Weight: 256 pounds
Draft Grade: 2nd-3rd rounder
How will he perform?
Tre Lamar was very pleased with his draft grade. Lamar, who still had a year of eligibility remaining, chose to forgo his senior season and make himself available for the NFL Draft. Why? Because it just made sense.
Lamar could’ve come back to school and conceivably work himself up into the first round, but a linebacker of his type is just not normally going to go in the first round unless you’re one of the top 1-2 in the class.
Tre Lamar is as good of a run-stuffer as you’re going to find. He sheds blocks well and does a really good job in pursuit. He can shoot gaps on occasion, as well.
However, Lamar is not a guy that has performed well in pass-coverage. That sideline-to-sideline speed isn’t quite there, so you’re just not going to see him go too early in the first round. Still, I think there’s a great chance he solidifies his draft stock and becomes an early second-round type pick before it’s all said and done.
His physical and strength are two things that won’t be ignored by NFL scouts.