NFL Scouting Combine: 10 defensive linemen for New Orleans Saints to eye

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Dec 5, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears defensive tackle Andrew Billings (75) rushes against the Texas Longhorns during the first quarter at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears defensive tackle Andrew Billings (75) rushes against the Texas Longhorns during the first quarter at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Shaq Lawson
Oct 10, 2015; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive end Shaq Lawson (90) reacts between plays during the first half against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports /

Name: Shaq Lawson
School: Clemson
Position: DE
Size: 6-foot-3, 270 LBS
Projected round: 1

Again, the New Orleans Saints need major help in the pass rush.  A freak athlete like Lawson could do the trick.  He can also assist in stopping the run out of the backfield after leading the NCAA in tackles for loss (22.5) in 2015.

He boasts the size and length for a true defensive end.  The bigger, the better, but Lawson is in no way, shape or form small.  His quickness and power outweigh everything.

It is very likely he falls into the hands of the Saints at No. 12.  Plus, I’m sure linebacker Stephone Anthony wouldn’t mind building something special in New Orleans with his former college teammate.

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