Corey Lemonier, DE/OLB, Auburn Tigers: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

October 13, 2012; Oxford, MS, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive end Corey Lemonier (55) during the game between the Mississippi Rebels and the Auburn Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook – USA TODAY Sports

Height:  6’3″

Weight: 255 pounds

Position Rank:

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40 Yard Dash:  4.60

Bench Press:  27

Vertical Jump:  33″

Broad Jump:  119″

 

2012 Statistics

Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 18 16 34 2.83
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
12 5.5 32 0.46
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
12 5.5 32 0.46
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
12 1 12 1 1

Career Highlights (Auburn athletic site)

2011 — Coaches First Team All-SEC … AP All-SEC Second Team … SEC Coaches Pre-Season Third Team … Phil Steele All-SEC First Team … Phil Steele Third-Team All-America … Phil Steele Midseason All-SEC First Team and Honorable Mention All-American … Sixth on team with 47 tackles, while leading team with 13.5 TFL (-79), 9.5 sacks (-66), and 15 quarterback hurries … Tied for fourth in the SEC and 16th nationally with 9.5 sacks … Tied for eighth in SEC with 13.5 TFL … Totaled three tackles in the opener with Utah State … Also added a pair of quarterback hurries … Five tackles and one sack against Mississippi State … Totaled two tackles for loss … Forced one fumble and also credited with a QB hurry against the Bulldogs … Team-high six tackles to go with one sack and two tackles for loss against Florida Atlantic … Registered a sack and blocked an extra point against South Carolina …. Four tackles, including one sack and two TFL at Arkansas … Also forced a fumble and credited with a QB hurry against the Razorbacks … Led Auburn defense with six tackles, including three TFL (-20), two sacks (-16) and four quarterback hurries against Florida … Named Rivals.com’s SEC Player of the Week and SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts … Recorded at least one sack in four straight games, and eight total TFL in that stretch … First Auburn player to accomplish that feat since Antonio Coleman had at least one sack in six straight games from 10/24/09-1/1/10 … Totaled five tackles at LSU … Posted three tackles and half a sack against Ole Miss … Also picked up a fumble and returned it nine yards … Totaled six tackles and two sacks in loss at Georgia … Forced two fumbles in the first half, becoming the first Auburn player to accomplish the feat since Quentin Groves in 2006 at Alabama … Two QB hurries against Samford … Totaled four tackles and one sack against Alabama …. Forced a fumble on the lone sack that was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown … Three tackles in Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Virginia.

2010 — SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team … Appeared in 14 games with one start and totaled 17 tackles, 5 TFL, 2 sacks … In season opener vs. Arkansas State, recored a pair of QB hurries and one tackle in limited action … In SEC opener at Mississippi State, recorded first career forced fumble, which led to AU field goal and a 17-7 lead … Against South Carolina, recorded two tackles with first career sack (minus 8 yards) … Against ULM, recorded three tackles, two TFL (-8 yards) with a sack (-5) … Also had two QB hurries … Against Ole Miss, registered a TFL (-4) to go with a pair of solo tackles … Earned first start of career vs. UTC … Against Georgia, had one tackle and one QB hurry … Had one tackle vs. Alabama and helped hold Tide to 67 yards total offense in second half … In SEC Championship Game vs. South Carolina, had a pair of tackles, both solo stops … Against Oregon in BCS National Championship Game, totaled three tackles and a TFL (-3).

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Intriguing speed rusher with good size and strength. Really looked the part at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. Came out after a down junior season where he had just 5.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss, which confused a lot of people. Didn’t live up to the hype after a standout sophomore campaign, but the potential is definitely still there for this guy, he just needs to get to an NFL camp with some good coaching. I think at his best, Lemonier could be a guy who can develop into a double-digit sack rush linebacker in a 3-4 defense. At worst, he’s a rotational guy who will bounce around the league for a while. As long as you have the kind of athletic ability that makes scouts drool, you’ll have a home in the league somewhere. Lemonier has that in spades.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

Topics: 2013 Nfl Draft, Auburn Tigers, Corey Lemonier

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