Trevor Lawrence NFL Draft Profile
- 2018 (15 Games): 259/397, 3280 yards, 30 TDs, 4 INTs
- 2019 (15 Games): 268/407, 3665 yards, 36 TDs, 8 INTs
- 2020 (10 Games): 231/334, 3153 yards, 24 TDs, 5 INTs
Trevor Lawrence has been at the top of nearly everyone’s NFL draft board since the 2020 draft ended. It’s for a very good reason. Lawrence has shown all the traits of an NFL starting quarterback. There is not much more to say about him as a player that hasn’t already been said. He has a talented arm, athleticism to move inside and outside of the pocket, and great accuracy.
While Lawrence has always been a great passer, 2020 showed improvement. It’s hard to believe that it’s even possible, but he was more accurate than ever before by completing 69% of his throws. This is even more impressive considering he was without his two favorite targets in Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross. Higgins was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals, and Ross missed the 2020 season due to a neck injury. Instead, Lawrence helped elevate the play of seniors Amari Rodgers and Cornell Powell.
Whoever picks him (99.9999% chance it’s the Jaguars) won’t just be getting a guy that can put up big numbers, though. Lawrence has been synonymous with winning for his entire collegiate career. He went an incredible 39-3 in his three years with the Tigers, including winning his first 29 starts and an undefeated 2018 National Championship run. He made the College Football Playoff in every year as a starter, and Clemson went to the title game twice.
Lawrence has very few flaws, but there is one thing that I noticed while studying his game. The quarterback was measured at 6’5 ⅝ at his pro day in February with a massive wingspan of 78 ¼-inch wingspan. Because of this length, his throwing motion is not quite as quick as other smaller quarterbacks. With that, he is a little more liable for defenders to predict his directional throws, and occasionally has balls batted at the line of scrimmage as well. It’s not something that should have GMs running away from him, obviously, but it’s something to be aware of.
To finish, if Trevor Lawrence was not drafted first overall in April, it would be a complete shock. He is certainly the best prospect in this draft, and with the Jaguars badly needing a QB, he should be a no brainer. The pairing of Lawrence and James Robinson would create a very fun offense in Jacksonville.
Projected Draft Position: Top Five
Best Traits: Accuracy, Athleticism
Worst Traits: Slower Throwing Motion