- Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.
- In a remarkable CFP career, Lawrence led the Tigers to the 2018 National title as a true freshman.
- He is the presumptive number 1 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.
In an expected move, Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence has announced that he will forego his senior season and declare for the 2021 NFL Draft where he is the presumptive number 1 overall pick.
Lawrence released a video on Wednesday to make the announcement:
Trevor Lawrence has officially declared for the 2021 NFL draft.
(via @Trevorlawrencee) pic.twitter.com/pbjnipprM7
— ESPN (@espn) January 6, 2021
Remarkable CFP Career
If Trevor Lawrence declares for the NFL draft, he’ll exit with:
? 1 CFP title (2018)
? 3 ACC titles⁰? 1 CFP title game Offensive MVP
? 34-2 record
Remarkable CFB career pic.twitter.com/9QSe6quVQX
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 2, 2021
As a starter, he won his first 25 games before losing to LSU in last year’s national title game. His second loss came in his last game, when Clemson lost to Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinals. Lawrence finished his college career with a 34-2 record as a starter, which is 5th best in the history of FBS among quarterbacks with at least 30 starts and third-best ever since the split of FBS/FCS in 1978.
Lawrence won the ACC title in each of his three seasons at Clemson. He won ACC Rookie of the Year honors in 2018, ACC Offensive Player of the Year and ACC Player of the Year in 2020. The Tigers made it to the College Football Playoff in three consecutive years with Lawrence playing behind center. Hew finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting announced on Tuesday.
He ends his Tigers’ career with 10,098 passing yards on 66.6% completion with 90 touchdowns and only 17 interceptions. Lawrence also rushed for 943 yards with 18 rushing touchdowns.
A Generational Talent
With the No. 1 pick, Jacksonville has its eyes on a generational talent – and a brighter future.
As @mlombardiNFL explains, the franchise’s decision on the next head coach will send a strong message that the “new Jags mean business.”https://t.co/2Eo8OfVV8j
— The Athletic NFL (@TheAthleticNFL) January 5, 2021
It’s going to take more than one man to turn around the Jacksonville Jaguars who finished the current NFL season with a 1-15 record. But Trevor Lawrence is a generational talent who can be the cornerstone of a bright future. He is considered as the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, or even of all-time.
Lawrence entered the college football realm with incredible hype but he exceeded the lofty expectations with a dazzling true freshman season. The 6-6 220-pounder arrived at Clemson from Cartersville in Georgia as the nation’s top recruit. He immediately caught national attention after leading the Tigers to the national title as a true freshman. He would sustain his greatness in his next two seasons, sharpening his skills while cementing himself as the consensus number one pick, whether it be in 2021 or 2022.
NFL scout have been smitten by his rare blend of size, athleticism, accuracy, and arm strength. With a TD:INT ration of 90:17, Lawrence increased his completion attempt and yards per attempt in each of his three seasons. The only thing that slowed him down in college was COVID-19 which sidelined him for two games. Otherwise, he was spectacular in the football field.