NFL Draft News: Trevor Lawrence Holding Throwing Sessions Early – Here’s What it Means for the Jacksonville Jaguars

Published 02/11/2021, 4:45 AM EST


Trevor Lawrence is one of the most highly touted prospects to enter the NFL in recent memory. The Clemson quarterback, who has been making waves in the college football arena, is heavily expected to be the number one draft pick this year. The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to add him to their ranks on April 29.

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In preparation for the off-season this year, Trevor Lawrence announced that he will be holding throwing sessions. Given how quickly Lawrence made the announcement, just days after the Super Bowl, many wondered why he was doing this so early in the post-season.

Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) fumbles the ball as Ohio State Buckeyes defensive tackle Haskell Garrett (92) reaches for it during the third quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Russell Costanza-USA TODAY Sports
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Lawrence’s team gave a pretty simple response – “Why would he not?”. However, it appears as though there is an underlying reason for him doing so. The 21-year-old wants to get his throwing sessions over and done with so that he can get surgery done. The procedure will not affect his throwing arm, as it is on his left shoulder to fix a nagging injury.

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The Clemson star’s decision to hold throwing sessions in itself is perplexing, as he is all but expected to be picked first on draft day. Furthermore, there are other players further lower down the totem pole who haven’t announced any private sessions with NFL franchises ahead of the draft. However, Lawrence is taking no chances ahead of the NFL draft this year. This could hold him in good stead among the NFL bosses.

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Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) attempts a pass against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

For the Jaguars, the throwing session will be their first chance to look at Lawrence outside of his college football games. While he won’t be invited to a practice session with the entire team, they will get a first-hand look at the standout college athlete.

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Can Trevor Lawrence become the next superstar for the Jaguars? What do you make of his decision to hold throwing sessions?

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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