Carter’s Classroom draft profile: Carl Lawson, edge rusher


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Carl Lawson. - AP

The Steelers' need for an edge rusher leans more toward wanting an outside linebacker of the stronger variety which could set the edge and overpower offensive tackles opposite of the faster and leaner Bud Dupree.

Adding that style of player creates diversity in their types of edge rushers and allows them to place the stronger player on the edge of the strong side of the offense so that Dupree can attack the weak side with his faster burst attacking the quarterback's blindside on passing downs.

When it comes to strength, there's no candidate who is stronger in this NFL draft class than Auburn's edge rusher: Carl Lawson.

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