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Prospect Primer: DL Dexter Lawrence

Lawrence notched 162 tackles and 11 sacks over 40 games at Clemson

DL Dexter Lawrence
DL Dexter Lawrence

Name: Dexter Lawrence

Position: DL

Ht.-Wt.: 6-4, 342

School: Clemson

Key stat: Notched 162 tackles (20 for a loss) and 11 sacks in 1,541 snaps over 40 games (36 starts) at Clemson. Started 11 games as a true freshman in 2016, breaking the program's freshman record with seven sacks. 

Honors: Named first-team All-American, according to the AFCA, as a senior. Selected to the All-ACC team during each of his collegiate seasons, including first-team honors in 2017 and 2018. Named the AP North Carolina state Player of the Year after tallying 91 tackles and 13 sacks at Wake Forest (N.C.) High School. 

More: Missed Clemson's two playoff games after being one of three Tigers suspended by NCAA after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. He reiterated at the NFL Scouting Combine he didn't knowingly ingest the substance, adding he passed all of his drug tests leading up to the draft. One of the most coveted recruits in the country in 2016, Clemson was the first school to offer a scholarship.

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