2021 NFL Draft: Trevor Lawrence Becomes First Clemson Player Selected in Top-3

Published 04/29/2021, 8:54 PM EDT
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


We’ve known it for a while now, but tonight it was made official. Trevor Lawrence is officially the 1st overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Urban Meyer-coached Jacksonville Jaguars took their time and kept the fans waiting before making the decision to bring in the Clemson Tigers man.

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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

It’s no secret that Lawrence and coach Meyer have been talking continuously over the last couple of months. He even visited the Jaguars’ training center and was spotted house-hunting in Florida along with his wife Marissa Mowry this summer.

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After an impressive ACC career, Lawrence will now embark on a whole new chapter of his football career.

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21-year old Trevor Lawrence was the 1st player to be selected in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Knoxville-born quarterback will join up with the Jaguars under the tutelage of the legendary coach, Urban Meyer. In doing so, he is now part of franchise history.

Lawrence is the first player to be selected as the 1st overall pick in the NFL. He is also the first Clemson Tigers player to be drafted in top-3 all-time. He is the 3rd ACC player to be drafted as the 1st overall pick in the NFL Draft.

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It won’t be easy for Lawrence and the Jaguars to make the NFL Playoffs in the coming years. They will go up against strong competition in the AFC South in the form of Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, and the Houston Texans.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents certain challenges for teams and players across the league. The Jaguars must adapt quickly to coach Meyer’s system in the short offseason or risk failure.

It’s time for Trevor Lawrence to put on his big-boy pants ahead of his highly-awaited arrival in the NFL. How do you think the former Clemson kid will fare in his rookie season? Tell us in the comments section below.

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