DL Coach Gary Emanuel – May 8, 2019
Q: On Dexter Lawrence’s versatility
A: We think Dexter will develop into a three down player. They all are developing and working on their craft trying to get better against the run, against the pass and all those kind of things. In the game right now, most teams on first and second down are throwing the ball.
Q: On if Dexter’s ability to stop the run excites you guys?
A: His ability to stop the run excites everybody. For a guy that size to move as well as he does, you have to get excited about that.
Q: How about Chris Slayton? What do you see from him?
A: Chris is a great young man and we think Chris has a great upside. He would be a guy who is improving their technique with what little we had out here at the rookie minicamp. He’s an inside guy who brings some versatility. He can play the nose position, he can play the 3 technique and he’s an interior defensive line player. I don’t think we’ll see him much on the edge but he has a great capacity to improve out there in the interior.
Q: In some of your young guys from last year, how much are you hoping they develop for their next year? Guys that came in and gave you a lift.
A: Well the guys who came in, B.J. Hill and RJ McIntosh are the two young guys, along with Dalvin. Dalvin’s only in his third year so he’s a young guy too but all those guys are working hard in their overall technique. They’re working trying to improve their hands, eyes, and feet and basic fundamentals against the run. Along with improving that pass rush so we just want those guys to keep developing like they are. They study the game really well, they love football and they are great guys. Fun to be around.