2021 NFL Draft: What Makes Trevor Lawrence a Great Quarterback?

Published 04/29/2021, 7:27 PM EDT
Oct 24, 2020; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) throws a pass during their game against Syracuse at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 NFL Draft is all set to go ahead as planned on April 29 in Ohio, Cleveland. This year’s draft event will be a 3-day affair. There is no doubt that the Class of 2021 boasts serious talent, especially in the quarterback department.

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The likes of Zach Wilson (BYU Cougars), Justin Fields (Ohio State Buckeyes), Mac Jones (Alabama Crimson Tide), Trey Lance (NDSU), and Kyle Trask (Florida Gators, are all up for grabs this weekend. But one particular quarterback who made headlines all summer was Clemson Tigers superstar, Trevor Lawrence.

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.

The Knoxville-born youngster threw for 10,000+ passing yards and 90 passing TDs during his three-year spell with Clemson. He led them to the CFP National Championship in 2018 as a true freshman.

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Lawrence bagged numerous individual honors over the last 3 seasons. He won the AFC Football Rookie of the Year award in 2018 and also finished as a Heisman finalist in 2020.

But what really separates him from the other potential first-round quarterbacks in the batch of 2021?

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Trevor Lawrence destined for greatness ahead of 2021 NFL Draft

21-year old Trevor Lawrence has been tipped for stardom ever since his senior year in high school. The silk-haired youngster led the Purple Hurricanes to 41 straight victories, winning two state championships and four region titles. He went on to carve a reputation for himself after committing to Clemson in 2018.

He has gone on to establish himself as one of the top college quarterbacks of the 21st century. The 3-time ACC Champion has a peculiar hunger for winning, the drive to work harder week-after-week and he never says never. Lawrence did enough to convince Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan and HC Urban Meyer that he is the right man to lead the franchise forward in the coming years.

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“I was really blown away. I spoke to Trevor on Zoom in a very pleasant way, his sense of humility, his absolute drive. He wants to make a difference, in the community and, obviously, most importantly, on the gridiron,” Khan told Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated earlier this week.

Lawrence underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder earlier this year. He is expected to join up with the Jags in time for the preseason. This will be a crucial debut season for the young shot-caller and also for coach Meyer.

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Their success in the big league is like a trial by fire. Only time will tell if Trevor is able to achieve his true potential. The period to rejoice is over, it’s time to wear his ‘big boy’ pants in 2021.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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