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Lions add cornerback depth, sign former UNC CB Des Lawrence

BLACKSBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 21: in the first half at Lane Stadium on November 21, 2015 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Virginia Tech defeated North Carolina 24-21. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Austen Arnaud

  • The Lions have signed undrafted free agent CB Des Lawrence.
  • Lawrence has been very effective over the past two seasons as his 81.1 overall grade in 2016 ranked as the 22nd best draft eligible corner from any Power 5 conference this season.
  • Among draft eligible Power 5 cornerbacks, Lawrence ranked in the top 20 in each passer rating allowed at 60.7, catch rate allowed at 45.9 percent and yards allowed per coverage snap at 0.82.
  • Despite his success in coverage, Lawrence hasn’t offered much in run support. His tackling efficiency against the run of just 2.7 ranked 60th of 61 draft eligible cornerbacks from the Power 5. His 0.6 run stop percentage ranked 58th.


Des Lawrence - Catch Rate

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