|No. 53 – Los Angeles Rams|
|Born:||December 23, 1994|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|High school:||Pottsboro (Pottsboro, Texas)|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 244|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
While only ranked as a two-star prospect from Texas, Lawler's first-team all-state selection (124 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 13 sacks; 44 catches, 719 yards, 11 touchdowns receiving) portended a good career at SMU. The former high school power lifter was ready to play right away, earning time in all 12 games as a true freshman (23 tackles) and getting some time on offense (three-yard touchdown, two-point conversion). Lawler earned the starting job as a sophomore, lining up for every game and leading the Mustangs with 64 tackles, nine for loss while compiling five sacks. His break-out season came in 2016, garnering first-team American Athletic Conference accolades, racking up 65 stops and leading the team with 15 tackles for loss and six sacks. Lawler gained first-team all-conference recognition as a senior, as well, racking up 74 tackles, 15.5 for loss, 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and three blocked kicks for the Mustangs.
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 4 1⁄8 in
|5.06 s||1.78 s||2.88 s||4.46 s||7.44 s||30 1⁄2 in
|8 ft 10 in
|All values from Southern Methodist Pro Day|
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- "Los Angeles Rams select SMU EDGE Justin Lawler". TurfShowTimes.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018.