"Thank you to the whole AU family for your love and support," Lawson wrote on Twitter. "Please send prayers my way as I embark on this new journey to the NFL."
Lawson came to Auburn as the No. 2 recruit in the country for the class of 2013, but suffered through injuries in his first two seasons. He was a monster on the Auburn defensive line in 2016, leading the team with nine sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss.
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. has Lawson ranked as the eighth-best defensive end in a very talent-heavy draft class at the position.
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