NFL draft: Nevin Lawson selected by Detroit Lions late in fourth round
Tom Smart, Deseret News
The Detroit Lions have selected former Utah State standout Nevin Lawson with the 133rd overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound cornerback was first-team all-Mountain West during his senior year. He was also named conference player of the week twice last season.
A native, of Kingston, Jamaica, Lawson played running back and cornerback while also running track.
He started 31 games for the Aggies, while earning his degree in just 3 1/2 years at USU.
A little undersized, he was named to the Bleacher Report's all-sleeper team on Thursday.
In a recent three-round mock draft ESPN's Mel Kiper had Lawson going to the San Francisco 49ers in the third round.
- Jazz knock off Thunder in emotional game with...
- BYU defense has ‘a long ways to go’
- Former Jazz big man Enes Kanter goes off,...
- Utah State set to hire assistant Tim Duryea...
- Brad Rock: The unforgettable Hot Rod Hundley
- Photo gallery: BYU rugby blanks Utah State in...
- 5 things you may have missed at BYU...
- Dick Harmon: Nomadic hoops coach Tony Ingle...
- A not-so-Sweet 16 for the Runnin' Utes... 120
- Former Jazz big man Enes Kanter goes... 38
- Brad Rock: Utes shouldn't feel bad, in... 34
- Can Utes turn Sweet 16 dance into date... 28
- Photo gallery and video replay: BYU... 23
- BYU defense has ‘a long ways to... 23
- Home games on the Sabbath: RSL... 22
- Utes went down swinging in Sweet 16... 22