Jan
08
2021

Draft Profile: Trevor Lawrence

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson-QB, 6’6’’ 220 pounds

Pros:

  • Accuracy
  • Quick Release
  • Arm strength
  • Athletic
  • Timing/Anticipation
  • Great footwork in the pocket
  • Football IQ
  • Able to extend plays
  • Experience under pressure/Played in big games

Cons:

  • Consistency with progressions
  • Tendency to lock onto reads
  • Skinny/Long-limbed frame

Coming into Clemson, Trevor Lawrence was the number one overall recruit in the country. Lawrence was able to live up to those expectations with three straight trips to the college football playoff, including a national championship.

After his freshman year, Clemson lost a lot of talent in the 2019 NFL Draft; Clelin Ferrell, Christian Wilkins, Dexter Lawrence, Trayvon Mullen, Austin Bryant, and his go-to target Hunter Renfrow.

In 2019, Lawrence completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,665 yards and 36 touchdowns. He also added 563 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. Unfortunately, Lawrence and the Tigers came up short against LSU and last year’s first overall pick Joe Borrow.

2020 was an unprecedented year where late-summer/early fall, we were unsure if we would even get college football. Luckily, the power five conferences found a way to make it happen, and in a shortened year Lawrence was able to complete 69 percent of his passes for 2,753 yards and 36 touchdowns while missing two games due to a positive covid test.

Lawrence is a pro-ready passer. He displays incredible accuracy from short screen passes to deep fly passes. With accuracy, Lawrence has a quick release of the football and the ability to hit tight windows. Lawrence has shown great timing and anticipation with his throws, which would translate well in really any type of offense whether west coast or downfield attack.

While Lawrence has shown he can be a franchise quarterback for the next 25 years he does have areas to improve on. Lawrence tends to lock onto his read and stare the receiver down. He needs to improve on the progression of his reads. Lawrence’s frame could be a concern in the pocket, but that could improve in the weight room.

Lawrence is expected to be the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and soon be a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. As one of the best prospects of this generation, expectations are sky-high.