Draft Profile: BioKey Lawrence attended Ensworth High School and was rated a 4-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.965, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Lawrence opted to join Tennessee after being heavily recruited.
In 2020 as a freshman Lawrence saw action in 6 games and played a total of 105 snaps at Cornerback for the Volunteers. He recorded only 4 tackles, 4 assists, while adding one stop. In coverage Lawrence notched up one pass breakup, no interceptions, and a very good QB rating when targetted of 57.6.
After the end of the season he transferred to Oklahoma where as a sophomore for the Sooners in 2021 Lawrence played in 13 games and logged 461 snaps for the Sooners. He made 31 tackles, 13 assists, and had 10 stops. In coverage he totaled 3 pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 97.9.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Understands zone concepts and is aware of his surroundings. Reliable tackler who reacts quickly when Lawrence sees it.
- Good strength to tackle. Plays with high energy and is a tough-minded overachiever.
- Has quick feet and excellent change-of-direction ability, capable of mirroring quickness underneath.
- Tough and scrappy with forceful nature to be physical at all levels of the field. Has good bulk on his frame to be aggressive in run support.
- Lawrence can flip his hips and run, with good top-end speed and the length to make plays on the ball.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Willing but not threatening tackler. Doesn't have the quick-twitch reaction when Lawrence gears down to rebuild to top speed. More instinctive than explosive.
- Opens his hips too early and allows himself to get turned around in coverage.
- NFL teams are going to test him deep early on, and he’ll also be prone to flags since he’s grabby downfield.
- Questionable technique and he gets lazy with fundamentals, sometimes getting high in his backpedal and will breach the coverage call seeking flashy plays
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