He may be the consensus pick for the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but it’s still worthwhile to take a closer look at Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Lawrence had nothing short of a spectacular college career after taking over as Clemson’s starter early in his freshman season. He led the Tigers to the national championship as a freshman and only lost two games in his career, both of which came in the College Football Playoff. Over his three seasons, Lawrence racked up 90 touchdown passes to just 17 interceptions while completing 66.6% of his passes and totaling a little over 10,000 passing yards.
There is no shortage of compliments an evaluator could give Lawrence. He has the arm talent and accuracy to make every throw. Perhaps more importantly, he possesses the intelligence and football IQ to excel in the NFL, which is why he was able to step onto the field as a freshman at Clemson and be a difference-maker right away. Lawrence also has underrated athleticism and great instincts for when to pull the ball down and take off running.
Perhaps the biggest concern with Lawrence is that he was constantly surrounded by high-end talent at Clemson. He rarely faced adversity during his college career, which is something that will undoubtedly change if he joins the Jacksonville Jaguars, who went 1-15 this past season.
Barring something drastic, Lawrence will join the Jaguars as the top overall pick in the draft. He’s expected to become Jacksonville’s franchise quarterback and help new head coach Urban Meyer turn the franchise around. There are almost universal expectations that Lawrence will be a success in the NFL who will quickly blossom into one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks.