The Chicago Bears are busy preparing for the NFL Draft later this month, and on Monday they will meet with a player that could be a prime candidate for selection with their 11th overall pick.
That player is Clemson defensive end Shaw Lawson, who is slated to meet with the team ahead of the draft. Lawson tweeted that he is scheduled to meet with the Bears on Sunday afternoon:
Drawing comparisons to current Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, Lawson could provide the perfect complement on the opposite side of the defensive line as the Bears look to continue to build their defensive front seven. Lawson is capable of playing both defensive end and outside linebacker in a 3-4 system, and he turned heads with an excellent performance at the combine earlier this year.
There have been concerns about Lawson’s muscular frame, but with his strength and his ability to shed blocks, he could be a force to be reckoned with, and the Bears could potentially trade down in the first round and still get him, depending on which teams stick around in the picks immediately following Chicago’s selection.