This is the 24th installment of a series of articles covering each player on the Cleveland Browns roster. There will be a new player released every day from now until the Browns preseason begins. If you enjoy (tolerate) this article, I encourage you to check back each day to read each one. I try to keep these articles short and sweet.
#99- Devaroe Lawrence– DT- Auburn
I call this guy Devaraoe “Martin” Lawrence because when he teams up with the Browns defensive line, they look like some “Bad Boys”. The Auburn product rushes the quarterback like there is “Nothing to Lose”. If he gets to Big Ben this season, I could see Roethlisberger running back to his “Big Mama’s House”. Devaroe’s career got off to a slow start after spending his entire rookie season on the reserve/non-football injury list, then only playing one game with the Browns last year. This year he is looking to “Rebound” in a big way to help the team.
As previously mentioned, Lawrence only saw action in one game last season and did not make it on the stat sheet. As a senior in college, he played in 11 games, recording 13 tackles, including three for a loss and one sack.
I feel like a broken record when talking about the Browns defensive line, but they are stacked at the position. John Dorsey took a solid unit from last year and added Sheldon Richardson and Olivier Vernon. Also, the fact that Lawrence only saw action in week one last season could be a sign of things to come, but you never know. The d-line is a position that needs a lot of depth as they often times rotate players in and out so there are some rotational spots open on this roster.
If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out yesterday’s breakdown on Terrance Mitchell.