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Patriots Daily Q&A With Murray State DE Austen Lane

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    Talk about big man on campus. At 6-foot-6, 275 pounds, Austen Lane must have gotten some second looks at Murray State. Now the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year is doing all he can to get noticed on a national level.

    Lane manned just about every position along the line in his career and stood up as a linebacker on occasion. Though he played in the Football College Subdivision (FCS), his All-American status earned him invites to the Senior Bowl and the combine.

    The versatile defender talked about his experience with different fronts, how to rush the passer, and the whirlwind of the pre-draft process.

    Q&A With Murray State DE Austen Lane
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    Good interview, though I wonder how Lane feels about his strength #s (20 at 225#) and whether he needs to improve on them in order to become a better DE. I just don't see him as a 3-4 OLB; his shuttle & cone times are slower than Tyson Alualu, for ex.

    Lane would be a good 3rd-round choice as a developmental/3rd-down DE; but without a 3rd-rounder, Bill would have to trade back (or trade up) to get him. Using a 2nd-rounder on him would be too early, IMO. If he's still avail. when our 4th-rounder comes, then he would represent exc. value.
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