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2010 Scouting Report Presented by Comcast: Austen Lane, DE, Murray State

Finally Gene Smith selects someone that Jacksonvile fans could kind of anticipate coming. Shortly after selecting small school DE Larry Hart of Central Arkansas, the Jaguars selected fellow small school DE Austen Lane of Murray State. The similarities end there as they are entirely different players. At 6'4, 246, Hart is extremely small for a DE and will likely have to become a linebacker at the next level. At 6'6, 276, Lane is without a doubt a DE and easily has the frame to potentially become an every-downs DE.

Austen Lane's measurables are off the charts and that is clearly why the Jaguars were willing to take a shot at him. His frame is similar to that of 15th overall selection, Jason Pierre-Paul and he has speed to boot. Lane ran a 4.84 40 time at the combine which is definitely speedy for someone of such a size.

Lane was clearly productive at the collegiate level recording 29 sacks in his 4 years at Murray State. Another aspect in which Lane used his height to his advantage was on special teams where he was very successful blocking kicks. Although we may not expect Lane to work his way onto the field much as a DE in his rookie season, perhaps we will see Lane make an impact on special teams. By the way, he was a team captain.

And as I mentioned with Larry Hart, Austen Lane was another player that documented his entire draft process on JB Scouting Inc.. I seriously suggest you go digging through the site and read the journals, truly fascinating insight on the draft process.

Video Killed the Scouting Report:

Combine Workout

Austen Lane: By The Numbers


Austen Lane
Position 1:  Defensive End
Height:  6'6
Position 2:  N/A
Weight: 276
Class:  Senior Age:  22
Projected Round: -

 40time:  4.84


2009 1st Team AP FCS All-American

2008 2nd Team AP FCS All-American

Stats Overview Tackles Misc Interceptions
2006 34 11 23 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2007 48 28 20 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2008 63 31 32 12 0 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2009 64 32 32 11 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0

According to the Experts

Gil Brandt

"Certain players just have a build that has yet to mature. A guy who has yet to reach his physical peak can be enticing, because it means he has room to develop more body mass and strength. Murray State DL Austen Lane is one such player. At the Racers' pro day, he was 6-foot-6 1/8, 274 pounds, but his frame indicates he could very easily go up to 295 pounds and remain effective. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.89 and 4.98 seconds, had a 4.44-second short shuttle and did 20 bench-press repetitions at 225 pounds."

CBS Sports <---- Follow the link for the whole reports

...A unique athlete that is expected to work out well. Reportedly has been timed at a 4.58 in the 40-yard dash and has a 35-inch vertical jump at nearly 270 pounds … Easy-going personality and is well-liked by his teammates and coaches...