Thursday, March 29, 2012
Manny Lawson LB Cincinnati Bengals
After leaving North Carolina State, Manny Lawson blazed through the combine running a 4.43 40 while putting up 23 reps and even scoring a 43 on the wonderlic test. He took that and got drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round.
That 4.4 speed didn't help Lawson rush the passer, as many had hoped though. Through his first 5 seasons he only accumulated 14.5 sacks. Let go in free agency he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on a one year contract, where he racked up 1.5 more sacks.
He entered free agency this year known as a stellar pass defender, and drew interest from the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers before re-signing with the Cincinnati Bengals.