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2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: Lawrence Wilson

Linebacker - Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut

Height:  6'0"
Weight:  229
40yd:  4.75

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  Yes
Private Visit to Team Facility:  Yes
Attended Proday:  No
Other: -

Quick Take:

Undersized, athletic linebacker who needs more functional strength to excel at the NFL level.  Should be kept outside in a 4-3 or 3-4 and used situationally in search of a pass rush.  Cannot be uncovered, as he lacks the strength and hand work to shed blocks.  He is somewhat raw and has upside with his recognition and instincts, and he does a good job of getting to the point of attack in a hurry to clean up after his DL.  Solid tackler.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Bottom of the 5th round.

What is Denver's Interest In Him?


LB talent plateaus after the 4th round, and Wilson represents one of the more raw candidates in that grouping.  has a good attitude for STs, but likely won't be able to put any pressure on anyone for a starting job.  #186 is the earliest Denver may consider him.

Position, Name

CB Patrick Peterson

DT Marcell Dareus

QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
DE Robert Quinn

DT Nick Fairley

QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins
OLB Akeem Ayers


QB Jake Locker
QB Christian Ponder
DE Jabaal Sheard
QB Ryan Mallett
CB Brandon Harris
QB Andy Dalton

2 Middle RB Mikel LeShoure
OLB Bruce Carter
ILB Quan Sturdivant

Bottom OT Ben Ijalana
RB Daniel Thomas
DE Allen Bailey
DT Marvin Austin

Top QB Colin Kaepernick
LB Dontay Moch
3 Middle WR Greg Little
FS Quinton Carter

Bottom RB DeMarco Murray
WR Edmund Gates
RB Kendall Hunter
DT Kenrick Ellis
SS Jaiquawn Jarrett

Top RB Allen Bradford
4 Middle CB DeMarcus Van Dyke
TE DJ Williams

Bottom CB Kendric Burney
LB Casey Matthews
LB Mason Foster
5 Top TE Julius Thomas

Bottom LB Lawrence Wilson


[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]