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Lawrence Timmons


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Position: Linebacker
School: Florida State
Status: Junior
Height: 6-1
Weight: 235
40-Yard Dash: 4.63


Playing behind former teammate Ernie Sims, Timmons didn't have much of an opportunity to showcase his talents. But when he finally got a chance to start during his junior season, he rewarded the Seminoles with 18 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, five sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery, and two blocked kicks.
He is a high-energy player with a good combination of size, speed and athleticism. He has a great closing burst and the speed to play from sideline to sideline. He also has a knack for getting to the quarterback, and would be a great fit as a rush linebacker in a 3-4 defense.


If Timmons doesn't want to get pushed around in the NFL, he needs to add about 10 pounds of bulk. But the good news is he has the frame to carry the extra weight without losing speed and agility. He takes too many mis-steps, often over-pursuing the ball carrier and routinely biting on play action. He also does a poor job of using his hands to get off blocks, and he doesn't really possess great ball skills either.


Scouts were expecting to be wowed by Timmons during his pre-draft workouts, but his performances, while decent, were a bit of a letdown. Once a potential top-10 pick in the upcoming draft, Timmons has probably fallen close to the bottom third of the first round. But given time to develop and grow into his frame, he should make some team very happy.

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