Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson seemed eager about a scheduled workout for the Dallas Cowboys.
“Headed to Dallas for a visit with the Cowboys!” Lawson posted on his Twitter account (@Shaq_Lawson90) Monday morning. The workout is expected to take place Tuesday.
Lawson is one of the 30 players who have a pre-draft visit with the Cowboys, and it comes as no surprise to see his name on the list.
The Cowboys are in the market for defensive ends after compiling only 31 sacks last season and 28 in 2014. Improving the pass rush ranks as arguably the top priority for the Cowboys this offseason.
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Lawson, a 21-year-old junior who is forgoing his senior season, has been pegged as a first-round talent following a season in which he had 12.5 sacks for a Clemson team that reached the national championship game.
Lawson also had 35 solo tackles and led the nation with 24.5 tackles for loss.
Most mock drafts have Lawson as a mid-first round pick, which makes it seemingly unlikely that he boosts his draft stock to be the Cowboys' pick at fourth overall. It also would seem unlikely that Lawson would slip to the Cowboys early in the second round.
But, as stated, the Cowboys are doing their homework on pass rushers.
Later in the week, the Cowboys host Dallas Day, when they bring in local prospects or prospects with Dallas-Fort Worth connections.