USA Today/ Glenn Bell

NFL Combine: FSU Defensive Tackle Nile Lawrence-Stample

Florida State is sending six players to the NFL Combine. Here is the Analysis of Nile Lawrence-Stample by Lance Zierlein.

Lance Zierlein of breaks down where he thinks Nile Lawrence-Stample fits in in the NFL.


Stubby, but stout lower body. Decent lateral movement and is a willing chaser down the line. Has quickness off the snap to attack a gap and stress the edge. Better as aggressive upfield player than read-­and-­react two­-gapper. Very good vision into backfield and keeps running back locked in.


Phone booth worker with limited play range. Inconsistent get-off after snap. Would like to see him become more aggressive with his punch and control technique when two-gapping. Average body control. Not much of a pass rusher.

Bottom Line

While he has the thickness of a plugging nose tackle, Lawrence­-Stample didn't control his grass and dominate at the point of attack as much as scouts wanted to see this season. He has enough power in his base to anchor against double teams and his work at the point of attack will improve with more hand work. Appears to be a backup interior lineman who can handle rotational work.

For the rest of Lawrence-Stample's breakdown click here.

Nole Digest Top Stories