October 1, 2016

People Are Talking: Lawrence Timmons, OLB, Florida State

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Year: Junior Height: 6’3 Weight: 234 40 Time: 4.66 College Stats: NCAA

BSMW GAME DAY BOARD (as of 4/15/07) – Rank: 22nd Median Draft Position: 21.0 (9 mocks) Lo: 15 Hi: 38 Most Frequent Mock Selection: 15 (Steelers – 4 mocks)

BSMW SUMMARY (as of 3/16/07)

Here’s how the profilers describe Timmons, who worked out for the Patriots in March. He’s said to be a superior athlete, with the range and speed to make plays sideline to sideline. A promising impact edge rusher. But Timmons has just one year of starting experience, and his position technique and recognition skills are described as undeveloped, particularly in the passing game. Needs to get bigger and stronger. Overpursues, collides more than tackles. Everyone raves about his tools and potential, though. Perhaps he’d fit with the Pats right away as a situational pass rusher and develop his game over the long-term while playing behind Thomas and Colvin. It would be hard to argue with youth and talent at any linebacker spot, though I still consider more immediate help in the middle as a greater priority. The mocks say Timmons will be chosen anywhere from mid-first round to mid-second, so if the workout went well this week, he could be in play at either of the first round picks, or if the Patriots decided to trade down.

FREE PROFILE LINKS

NFL Draft Scout via nfl.com
John Murphy of Yahoo Sports rates Timmons first among this year’s outside linebackers
nfldraftcountdown.com
draftstock.com
condraft.com (free registration required)
footballsfuture.com
www.nfldraftpro.com

For subscribers: ESPN’s Scouts, Inc.

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