Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #14 DE, #174/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 6 2008: Helped Richmond earn the school's first NCAA Championship in any sport on its way to a school-record 13-3 record. The Spiders won nine consecutive games to end the season, which stands as the longest winning streak in the FCS entering 2009...Started all 16 games he played in at left defensive end. Recording a career-high 56 tackles (26 solo), as he led the Spiders with 11.5 sacks for minus 61 yards (third-best season total in school history) and led the CAA with 20 stops for losses totaling 80 yards...Registered four quarterback pressures, as he caused three fumbles, recovered another and deflected two passes...Had at least one sack in eight games and at least one tackle behind the line of scrimmage in 13 contests...Sidbury started 31-of-52 games at Richmond, recording 145 tackles (71 solos) with 20.5 sacks for minus-111 yards and 38 stops for losses of 159 yards...Registered six quarterback pressures, as he caused four fumbles, recovered two others and deflected four passes...His 20.5 quarterback sacks rank fourth in school history behind Marc Megna (32.0, 1994-98), Steve Quander (25.0, 1994-97) and Tom Coles (24.5, 1986-88)...Posted 11.5 sacks in 2008, moving to third on Richmond's season-record list behind Marl Megna's 13.0 in 1998 and 14.0 in 1997...Became the seventh player in school history invited to play in the prestigious Senior Bowl, joining defensive end John Hilton, offensive tackle Wayne Fowler (1970), defensive back Jeff Nixon (1979), tailback Barry Redden (1982), safety Brian Jordan (1989) and linebacker Shawn Barber (1998)...His four quarterback sacks vs. Montana in the 2008 FCS title game set the NCAA record for most sacks in a playoff game and were also the most sacks registered by a Richmond player in a contest...2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 20 Sol-48 TT, 8 TFL, 4.5 SK, 1 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF; First team All-CAA...2006: 9 GP; 0 GS; 11 Sol-17 TT, 5.5 TFL, 1 SK; Played in nine games... Was in on 17 tackles (5.5 for loss) and one sack... Helped a Richmond defense that ranked 21st nationally against the run (115.9 yards/game), 36th against the pass (117.3 yards/game) and 22nd in points allowed (18.09 points/game)...2005: 13 GP; 1 GS; 12 Sol-24 TT, 4 TFL, 3 SK, 1 PBU; Helped the Spider defense rank fourth in the conference and 38th in the country in total defense (339.3 yd/game)... Was part of a Spider defensive squad which also ranked fourth in the conference and 22nd in the nation against the rush (120.1 yd/game)... Took part in the Spider defense which recorded 51 total sacks, the most since wracking up 59 in 1997... Played in 13 games and started one... Recorded a total of 24 tackles, including four for loss... Garnered three sacks for a total of 12 yards. 2004: Redshirted... Competes on the Richmond track & field squad.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Falcons' picks: Round 4/125 -- Lawrence Sidbury, DE, 6-2, 266, Richmond...He has a nice combination of speed and size. Sidbury also has run the 100-meter dash on Richmond's track team. He also throws the shot put. Sidbury posted the fastest 40-yard dash time (4.5 seconds) at the Scouting Combine in his group of defensive lineman. He will have a shot to land a spot in the DE rotation. Has a nice spin move, but needs to refine his techniques. - by The Sports Xchange
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09/12/12 - DE Lawrence Sidbury was one of the seven players declared inactive for last week's season opener against the Chiefs. It was a surprising move as Sidbury enters his fourth season with the Falcons and in playing in all 16 games last season tied for second on the team with four sacks.
Sidbury, a fourth-round pick in 2009, had seven tackles and a sack in four exhibition games this preseason. He was joined on the inactive list by fellow defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi, a fifth-round pick this year. The Falcons played with defensive ends John Abraham, Ray Edwards, Kroy Biermann and Cliff Matthews, a seventh-round pick last season who was inactive for all 17 regular-season and playoff games.
"It's my job, but they always say you can only control what you can control," Sidbury said. "It's my job to come to practice every day, perform, produce so I try to do that to the best of my ability. I think I did a pretty good job of that but outside of what happens, what kind of decisions are made, are out of my hands. It's my job to come out and work hard, produce and I'm going to keep doing that."