CA, thanks. Manny Lawson is a total freak. 6' - 5" 240 lbs. Combine #'s 4.43
23 Reps 39" Vert. Touted as a DE prospect out of N.C. State. Lawson hasn't put up much in the way of sacks in the Niners 3 - 4. Last three seasons he played all 16 games, av. 60 tackles & 3.5 sacks. Did have 5.5 sacks last year.
Great closin' speed as u would think. Does make plays, but is limited in 3 - 4. Reports indicate a better fit in our 4 - 3. Looks to be durable. Highest rated (four out of five stars) non-franchised FA OLB by Walter Football.
Unlike some other DE/LB hybrids or converts, Lawson appears to do the little things right - he plays the run well, he plays in space well. His uncommon athleticism helps him a lot. Ironically, the only thing he doesn't apparently excel at on the pro level is what he was drafted for.
To me, he would play the role the team envisioned for Kiwi when they moved him to LB.