Austen Lane Scouting Report
|School:||Murray State Racers|
|Height & Weight:||6'6 - 259 lbs.|
2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Austen Lane, DE, Murray State
Lane is one of the early risers of the 2010 draft class. A three year starter for Murray State, the Wisconsin native began his career in 2006 when he started nine out of ten games recording 34 tackles, 3.5 for loss, with 2.5 sacks. Lane made a big impact in 2007 when he had 3.5 sacks in 48 total tackles. But, his breakthrough campaign came last fall when Lane posted an impressive 63 tackles, 22 for loss and 12 sacks year. Austen Lane has good size and strength, and can be extremely disruptive in the open field as a powerful tackler. He is a great athlete with elite initial quickness and an explosive first step; has excellent speed (4.59). Is fluid and agile when turning the corner and he has good closing burst to the quarterback. With great passion for rushing the passer, Lane is an intelligent player and has good feel for the game. Although, Lane needs to show better effort against the run. He also must add bulk and lower-body strength. On running plays, Lane tries to avoid blocks and is taken out of position too often, so he needs to improve his technique. At times, Lane was a dominate force, but he is better fitted to the 4-3 base defense where his athleticism and versatility can be better harnessed. A playmaker with room to grow, Lane could become a solid contributor in the NFL. Once viewed as a late Day two pick, Lane is moving up the charts fast. Expect to hear his name being called by the middle of the third round or early fourth.
Last Updated 2009-11-30T07:18-06:00 by Raul Colon