Draft Profile: QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

Steve Johnson

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Pos. QB
Ht. 6’5″
Wt. 215
Class: 3JR
College. Clemson
DOB: 10/6/99

Stats/Accolades/History:
2018: 15 games. 259/397(65.2) for 3,280 yards, 30 TDs, 4 ints
2019: 15 games. 268/407(65.8) for 3,665 yards, 36 TDs, 8 ints
2020: 10 games. 231/334(69.2) for 3,153 yards. 24 TDs, 5 ints
Misc. Stats: 231 att, 943 yards, 18 TDs; 3 rec, -4 yards

Accolades: 2017 USA Today High School Football Player of the Year, 2017 USA Today All-American 2018 ACC Football Rookie of the Year, 2018 2nd-team All-ACC, 2018 ACC Champion, 2018 CFP National Champion, 2018 CFP National Championship Offensive MVP, 2019 1st-team All-ACC, 2019 ACC Champion, 2020 ACC Champion, 2020 Third team All-American, 2020 First team All-ACC, 2020 Heisman Trophy Runner-Up

Injury History: Tested positive for Covid-19, missed 2 games.

History: Five-star recruit from Cartersville, GA. Led his High School squad to 41 straight wins and 2 state titles. Was a two-time Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year, and as a Senior was the USA Today National Player of the Year. Participated in the U.S. Army All-American Game, the Elite 11, and Nike’s The Opening.

Strengths. Prototypical size. Elite physical traits and arm strength, can spin it with the best of them. Can make all the throws, and then some. Exceptional football IQ, has been groomed to be a Franchise QB. Accurate passer at all three levels. Confident in his ability to squeeze the ball into tight windows. Underrated athlete, long strider that can take off and pick up big gains. Experience running RPO. Great sense of pressure and feel inside the pocket. Will stand in there and take his licks. Big hands (measured 10″ at pro day). Has all the intangibles you look for in a football player and a QB. Great leader. Battle tested.

Weaknesses. A little thin framed, could gain to add some weight. Has not been perfect with working through his progressions. Sometimes leaves his receivers out to dry a little, but can’t fault the aggressiveness of the throws.

Overview. A rare prototype Quarterback prospect that has it all from the arm, athleticism, football IQ, decision making, and intangibles. Looks the part and plays the part. About as close to a can’t miss of a QB prospect, we’ve ever seen. Lawrence is a day one starting QB, the face of your franchise. He has the potential to be one of the best QBs in the league.

Evaluation based on. Ohio St. 19′, Alabama 19′, Notre Dame 20′, Virginia Tech 20′, Ohio St. 21′,

Draft Projection. 1st Overall Pick

Draft Grade. 8.95

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