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dolphinfan2k5
01-24-2006, 09:42 AM
I've been hoping this guy would fall to us in the second for awhile now, but that seems almost impossible. Check out these pictures of him with a 45 inch vertical leap. Thats amazing. http://northcarolinastate.scout.com/2/423979.html

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/04/244456-1.jpg


http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/01/acc081405402-1.jpg

Danny
01-24-2006, 09:59 AM
He'd be great for us but I'm hoping we can get Greenway at 16.

ozzy rules!!
:rockon: :guitar:

ckparrothead
01-24-2006, 11:32 AM
Yeah I've been staring at Manny Lawson a lot lately. He is a guy that I am starting to think we should consider at #16. He is a Jason Taylor clone, and at the Senior Bowl practice he did some work in special teams drops and looked excellent in space so I think he can play linebacker. He has the size that Saban would look for...and I know that if we draft him people will get upset thinking that JT is on his way out of Miami but the truth is JT is getting a little older and though he's aged well it wouldn't hurt to get another guy that could possibly play on the other side or give us more options.

Motion
01-24-2006, 11:36 AM
Yeah I've been staring at Manny Lawson a lot lately. He is a guy that I am starting to think we should consider at #16. He is a Jason Taylor clone, and at the Senior Bowl practice he did some work in special teams drops and looked excellent in space so I think he can play linebacker. He has the size that Saban would look for...and I know that if we draft him people will get upset thinking that JT is on his way out of Miami but the truth is JT is getting a little older and though he's aged well it wouldn't hurt to get another guy that could possibly play on the other side or give us more options.

At #16?? Wow, I thought he was projected more as a 2nd rounder?

ckparrothead
01-24-2006, 11:43 AM
At #16?? Wow, I thought he was projected more as a 2nd rounder?

Well, honestly I'm not all too sure why. Should it be considered a BAD thing when you're a Jason Taylor clone? I think Jason has done pretty well for himself.

He had 70 tackles this year, including 20 for a loss of 104 yards, he had 10 sacks, 21 quarterback pressures, 4 pass breakups...and he's got all the athleticism in the world on a 6'6" frame.

Once the scouts get comfortable with using him in the same role that Miami uses Jason Taylor, that's when you'll see his stock climb again IMO. They'll have him work a little bit at LB to increase his stock this week, I'd bet on it. And, it is good to keep in mind that he is NOT getting dominated so far in practices...he's been very good.

Motion
01-24-2006, 11:45 AM
Well, honestly I'm not all too sure why. Should it be considered a BAD thing when you're a Jason Taylor clone? I think Jason has done pretty well for himself.

He had 70 tackles this year, including 20 for a loss of 104 yards, he had 10 sacks, 21 quarterback pressures, 4 pass breakups...and he's got all the athleticism in the world on a 6'6" frame.

Once the scouts get comfortable with using him in the same role that Miami uses Jason Taylor, that's when you'll see his stock climb again IMO. They'll have him work a little bit at LB to increase his stock this week, I'd bet on it. And, it is good to keep in mind that he is NOT getting dominated so far in practices...he's been very good.

Yeah good points. I was just hoping we could grab him in the 2nd.

phinfan_1
01-24-2006, 11:49 AM
Here's a pretty good scouting report on him:

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/de/mannylawson.html

Eric-Honduras
01-24-2006, 01:18 PM
would love to grab him.....

SF Dolphin Fan
01-24-2006, 01:43 PM
I think Manny Lawson will go late 1st/early 2nd. If SF loses Julian Peterson, the 49ers certainly could be one team looking early to fill that role. Lawson does seem like a great fit for what Saban likes to do, though. Maybe Miami trades down a bit, takes him, and gets extra picks. I'd love to see the Dolphins stockpile picks with all the talent in this draft.

ckparrothead
01-24-2006, 02:00 PM
Once they see his workout numbers, and see him work in space a little bit, he'll fly up the boards.

At this time last year, Demarcus Ware did not belong in the top 15. He looked good at the Senior Bowl, people started feeling more comfortable with him in space, and he went flying up the charts. Lawson will do the same thing, especially when he pops off those ridiculous workout numbers that he has in him.

dominizzo
01-24-2006, 02:17 PM
He'd be great for us but I'm hoping we can get Greenway at 16.

ozzy rules!!
:rockon: :guitar:

Yes Indeed

Blackshade
01-24-2006, 03:36 PM
Manny Lawson will not be available to Miami in the 2nd, he is the type whose draft position continues to improve the closer you get to draft day. He is a Jason Taylor clone and I think some team will take him towards the end of the first or top of the 2nd.

Dolfan2788
01-24-2006, 08:56 PM
I think someone like Cleveland may make a few trades if he is still there mid 1st round. I don't think there is much chance of him dropping past the 25th pick IMO.

dolphinfan2k5
01-24-2006, 09:18 PM
How come Jason Taylor was picked so late? The sixth round right, that could be wrong? Was it just because he was from Akron? I'm assuming he wasn't invited to the senior bowl. Didn't he do well in the combine?

Anyway, I would like to trade down, maybe with Denver for their first and second and take him. I just wish someone like him was available at a place of bigger need.

BigDogsHunt
01-24-2006, 09:29 PM
Once they see his workout numbers, and see him work in space a little bit, he'll fly up the boards.

At this time last year, Demarcus Ware did not belong in the top 15. He looked good at the Senior Bowl, people started feeling more comfortable with him in space, and he went flying up the charts. Lawson will do the same thing, especially when he pops off those ridiculous workout numbers that he has in him.

CK, so do you see a 3-4 set, and we take him @16.

Lawson and Taylor as outside LB's and Crowder and Zach inside LB's?

phinfan_1
01-25-2006, 12:20 AM
How come Jason Taylor was picked so late? The sixth round right, that could be wrong? Was it just because he was from Akron? I'm assuming he wasn't invited to the senior bowl. Didn't he do well in the combine?

Anyway, I would like to trade down, maybe with Denver for their first and second and take him. I just wish someone like him was available at a place of bigger need.


Taylor was taken in the 3rd. :)

dolphinfan2k5
01-25-2006, 12:36 AM
I knew something didn't seem right about that. Thanks for clearing that up.

DolphinDevil28
01-25-2006, 12:36 AM
I can certainly see Manny Lawson in a stand up OLB role with us if we take him.

In fact, now that it looks like Jay Cutler won't be there at 16, and if, IF Michael Huff is gone, I'm really starting to like the idea of trading down and getting more picks.

Could you see if we traded down, got Ashton Youboty and Manny Lawson? That would be unreal.