In His Own Words: Lawrence Timmons

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Want to learn more about Steelers rookie Lawrence Timmons? Then let him tell you--in his own words--in this special audio feature.

Florida State's Lawrence Timmons had a good command of the situation he was facing when he decided to make the early leap to the NFL after his junior year. Even back in February when he met with the media at the NFL Scouting Combine, he acknowledged that making the transition to the pro level wasn't going to be easy for him--or for any college player.

"The game is so much faster, and everyone's so much bigger," he said. "So I'm just going to have to work on everything."

The 6-foot-1, 234-pound linebacker knew that some NFL coaches or scouts might question his maturity and ability to adjust to the pro game because of being younger than most of the 2007 draft class, but he was prepared to tackle any skepticism head-on.

"I just want them to know that I'm a professional, and I can do anything and everything you want me to," he said.

Scout.com subscribers can listen in as Lawrence Timmons talks about the unusual work he did on special teams as a linebacker, how working with players like Buster Davis and Ernie Simms benefited his growth as a football player, his experience level in the 3-4 scheme and much more in this 3 1/2-minute audio clip from our Scout.com team that was on site at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Just click the link below:



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