Trevor Lawrence’s NFL Draft: Everything You Need To Know

The young quarterback from Clemson University in South Carolina was the most highly regarded quarterback prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft. Lawrence was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars as the first pick of round one. He immediately transitioned to a starter after the final week of the preseason.

Trevor Lawrence’s Draft: Year, Date, Round and Pick Number

Draft YearRoundPick NumberNFL TeamPositionCollegeConference (College)
202111Jacksonville JaguarsQuarterbackClemson UniversityNCAA Atlantic Coast Conference

Lawrence was unanimously projected to be the top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He was compared to NFL quarterback legends like John Elway and Peyton Manning. Lawrence entered the 2021 NFL Draft as the winner of the ACC Player of the Year and runner up of the Heisman Trophy.

Grading Trevor Lawrence’s NFL Draft

Lawrence was drafted by the Jaguars as head coach Urban Meyer wanted his own choice of quarterback to lead the Jaguars. He was the top-graded player of the 2021 NFL Draft however, his performances throughout the season brings his draft grade to a ‘C’.

He led the league with 17 interception throws (which does not help his case). It can only get better for Trevor Lawrence and he can still turn the tables after an unimpressive rookie season with the Jaguars.

Trevor Lawrence Draft Photo: How old was Trevor Lawrence when he went to the NFL?

Lawrence was 21 when he was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 21-year old was given the responsibility of being a starter for the Jaguars in his rookie season itself. Lawrence became a starter for the Clemson Tigers since his freshman year and won the ACC Athlete of the Year in his Junior Year. He made 90 touchdown passes and totalled 10098 passing yards in his college career.

Trevor Lawrence Draft Bio And Profile

The NFL Draft is preceded by a scout report and evaluation of the players who enter the NFL Draft. This helps teams understand who the top prospects are and whether the player can fit into their team or not. The NFL Draft report offers a comprehensive analysis of a player, including their weaknesses and strengths.

Trevor Lawrence had a prospect grade of 7.40 ( potential to be a perennial All-Pro). Here is a summary of Trevor Lawrence’s NFL Draft Report and Bio.

Trevor Lawrence Quarterback, Clemson University. 6 ft. 6 inches, 213 pounds
SummaryAn outstanding quarterback with the potential to be a once-in-a-generation type of player. Great awareness on the field. Broke Deshaun Watson’s high school career passing yards record and set it at 13908 yards along with a record of 161 passing touchdowns. Possesses dual-threat athleticism along with excellent pocket passing abilities.
Positives86-4 record dating back to high school, with a high volume of games as a starter. Elite size and athleticism. Polished player for his age with the arms and vision to expand various kinds of plays. Shows high-level escapability when the pocket collapses. Pinpoint accuracy on throws and ability to generate torque for drive velocity. Has the ability to challenge safeties and work tight windows.
NegativesPoise and decision making took a hit in 2020 when forced to play under pressure. Inconsistent eye manipulation of safeties. Offence limited amount of full-field reads asked of him. Has an average deep ball placement. Benefits from heavy play-action and quick game.Inconsistency with footwork in the face of pressure.
Pro Day ScoresVertical Leap: 38.5 inches, Broad Jump: 119 inches, Arm Length: 31.5 inches & Hand Span: 10 inches

Who was the Jaguars QB before Lawrence?

Trevor Lawrence was named as the starting quarterback for the Jaguars in 2021 and he took over from Gardner Minshew. Minshew was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles upon the arrival of Lawrence. He was a Round 6 pick by the Jaguars in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was the starting quarterback for the Jaguars since his rookie season and managed 5530 passing yards and 37 touchdowns during his tenure with the franchise. As a Jaguars player, he holds the franchise record for most passing touchdowns by a rookie (21). He also holds the franchise record for highest pass completion percentage in a game (88 percent).

Who was the quarterback before Trevor Lawrence at Clemson University?

Trevor Lawrence replaced quarterback Kelly Bryant in his freshman season at Clemson University in 2018. Bryant spent his two initial seasons at Clemson as a backup to Deshaun Watson. He spent a year as the starting quarterback for Clemson (2017) after the departure of Watson. He led the team to the 2017 ACC Championship but lost to Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. When Lawrence replaced him as starting quarterback at Clemson, he transferred to Missouri. He is currently a free agent.