Former Clemson football DT Dexter Lawrence reportedly met formally with 17 teams at the combine, but he will be making a second visit to one organization.
Former Clemson football defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is believed to be a sought-after prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Lawrence reportedly met with 17 teams at the NFL Combine and has now scheduled another meeting with the Atlanta Falcons, according to recent reports.
Lawrence told ESPN’s Vaughn McClure that he liked the idea of playing alongside for Clemson football player Grady Jarrett and said he could see himself fitting in the Falcons’ system.
The Falcons could use some interior help and I think putting Lawrence in the middle would be a big help to them as they look rebound from going 7-9 and missing the playoffs last season.
Atlanta holds the 14th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. I think the Falcons could potentially wait to see if Ed Oliver falls to them, though he is expected to go in the top-10.
In addition to defensive tackle, the Falcons are in need of a talented edge rusher. Many mock drafts actually have former Clemson football teammate Clelin Ferrell going to Falcons at that No. 14 spot. They also could take a look at Michigan’s Rashan Gary at edge.
I wouldn’t see them going after Christian Wilkins because they are in need of bigger bodied, more nose-tackle type player to play alongside Grady Jarrett, but it’s certainly not out of the possibility.
Most mock drafts have Dexter Lawrence going late in the first round (between picks 26-32) or even in the second round.
There’s potential that the Falcons could trade for another late-first round pick or trade their pick in the middle of the draft for a couple more picks.
Right now, it’s all about meetings and deciding which player they are sold on. I definitely don’t think they could go wrong with Big Dex.
For those wondering, Christian Wilkins is not currently scheduled to meet with the Falcons.