Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 12/31/12
Leaving an Auburn squad that is clearly in a rebuilding phase, Corey Lemonier enters the NFL Draft (according to Joe Schad via Twitter) as one of the more refined and developed pass rushing defensive ends. Likely to measure just under 6’4 and weigh-in near 250 pounds, Lemonier has an ideal body type to play either defensive end in a four-man front or outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.   In his first season at Auburn, Lemonier contributed in a backup role and made the SEC All-Freshman team with 5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. Once promoted to a starting position, the pass rushing specialist broke out in a big way, with 13.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. Such productivity earned Lemonier first team All-SEC honors and a great deal of respect from opposing offenses in 2012. Faced with protection slid his way, double teams and chip blocks from running backs or tight ends, Lemonier’s production tapered off this past season but NFL scouts won’t overlook his improved skill
PLAYERS: Corey Lemonier
TEAMS: Auburn Tigers
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