2021 NFL Draft: Will Trevor Lawrence Reach His Full Potential With the Jags?

Published 04/11/2021, 1:29 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


The 2021 NFL preseason is fast approaching us. But before that, we will witness the 2021 NFL Draft at the end of April. As usual, this year’s event will be a 3-day affair which will be held in Ohio, Cleveland. All eyes will be on Clemson Tigers quarterback, Trevor Lawrence.

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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

Latest reports indicate that Urban Meyer-led Jacksonville Jaguars will use their 1st draft pick to select Lawrence. Coach Meyer has admitted previously that he is more than pleased with what he has seen from Trevor Lawrence, on film, and in person.

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Despite undergoing shoulder surgery on his non-throwing arm, the 21-year old is expected to return in time for preseason. But will he live up to all the hype surrounding his arrival in the NFL?

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How will Trevor Lawrence fare with Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021?

CFP National Championship winner Trevor Lawrence was pictured this weekend alongside Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. What’s interesting about that is that the two will probably go head-to-head against each other in the coming years. Probably even challenge for major titles and championship rings.

But what if Lawrence doesn’t? While Mahomes is already performing at a consistent level week-in, week-out in the league, Lawrence is yet to set foot in the NFL. Joe Burrow (who is currently recovering from an MCL and knee injury) will probably be the best example to highlight that a transition from the NCAA to the NFL is not an easy process, especially for a young quarterback.

Trevor Lawrence’s stats speak for themselves. The Georgia-born athlete has 10,098 passing yards and 90 passing TDs to his name during his time in Clemson. He was also voted 2019 CFP National Championship MVP.

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However, he will face a tough task to acclimatize himself with coach Meyer and his new-look offense in Jacksonville. The Jaguars have some talented wide receivers in DJ Chark Jr, Laviska Shenault Jr, and Collin Johnson. They’ve brought in a couple of tight ends and running backs as well this summer.

Dec 19, 2020; Charlotte, NC, USA; Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) smiles after the Tigers beat Notre Dame 34-10 in the ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Coach Meyer’s vision during his NCAA career with Ohio was impeccable. Will he be able to replicate the same with Trevor as his starter, remains to be seen. Either way, we’re excited to see the silk-haired youngster embark on his NFL journey in 2021.

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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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