The 6'3", 270-pound Lawson showed his skills in last Saturday's 24--22 win over Notre Dame, when he took it to All-America left tackle Ronnie Staley. Lawson had 3½ tackles for a loss and once forced Staley to tackle him to avoid a sack.
After racking up 11½ tackles for loss, 5½ sacks and a first-team All-SEC selection last year, Allen added about 15 pounds; he's now 6'3" and 283. So far, so good: Allen has three sacks, including two in the season-opening win over Wisconsin.
The former walk-on and brother of Giants backup QB Ryan had just seven tackles and one sack in 2014; the 6'7" 272-pounder already has eight sacks, an interception and three forced fumbles this season.
He got a "stay in school" grade from the draft advisory committee, and he's capitalizing on that advice with 9½ tackles for loss and 4½ sacks. At 6'3", 283 pounds, Bullard has great strength, and all but one of his sacks have come against SEC foes.
The 6'8", 280-pound Kaufusi doesn't need to get a sack to disrupt a passing attack. He has broken up 12 passes over the last two seasons, and already has four tackles for loss, two sacks and an interception this year.
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