To the surprise of no one, Clemson’s star quarterback Trevor Lawrence is declaring for the 2021 NFL draft after three spectacular seasons and one national championship with the program.
NFL executives have had their eye on Lawerence since he was in high school. His talent was confirmed in his first season at Clemson when he threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns as a true freshman to defeat Alabama and win the National Championship.
Lawrence made his announcement that he was leaving Clemson, despite having one more year of eligibility, with an emotional video message posted on Twitter:
There aren’t many players that come out of college viewed as perfect prospects, especially at the quarterback position, but Lawrence is one of them. Most believe that Lawrence is the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2012. Others believe he is the best since the Colts drafted future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning in 1998.
Lawrence is expected to land with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have the first pick in the draft and need a savior to lift the franchise up after finishing the season with a miserable 1-15 record while starting three different quarterbacks over the course of a 15-game losing streak.