Even though Lawrence will undergo surgery on his non-throwing shoulder before the draft, the Jaguars basically confirmed they will draft the talented gunslinger without saying one word.
Trevor Lawrence threw the ball well on Feb. 12
Trevor Lawrence threw the ball very well on Feb. 12 in front of NFL teams. He showed off his accuracy, mobility, and footwork in the pocket.
Before the 2021 draft, Lawrence will undergo left shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. Doctors are confident the former Clemson superstar will be ready to go for training camp.
The Jaguars aren’t foolish enough to pass on Lawrence because of his shoulder surgery. If the surgery was taking place on his right shoulder, then there might be some concern. However, all signs point toward Lawrence being 100% once the 2021 training camp begins.
Lawrence started 40 games at Clemson. He threw for 10,098 yards and 90 passing touchdowns while completing 66.6% of his passes. The talented gunslinger also scored 18 rushing touchdowns.
The Jaguars hired Urban Meyer as their new head coach. The former Florida and Ohio State coach all but confirmed that Jacksonville will draft Trevor Lawrence without telling anyone directly.
Urban Meyer helped Trevor Lawrence plan the timing of his Pro Day and surgery
Jaguars coach Urban Meyer reached out to Trevor Lawrence upon learning that the youngster needs surgery on his non-throwing shoulder. The decorated college coach helped Lawrence plan the timing of his Pro Day and surgery, which signals that Jacksonville will draft the QB.
“We did a Zoom call with him, and I asked him – there are three choices you have. No. 1, you can wait until March 11 Pro Day – but now you are getting near August [for a recovery time],” Meyer said, via the Florida Times-Union. ‘That’s getting late because it’s a five-month recovery. It’s a six-month injury. The second thing, you can not throw. He’s probably a good enough player, but he said, ‘I’m not doing that.’ Third thing, I said why don’t you just grab the ball and go throw for a little bit? I’d like to send our coordinator and passing-game coordinator to watch. They’ve never seen him. I’ve seen him, so he said, ‘Let’s go.'”
The writing is on the wall for the Jaguars to draft Lawrence and build the franchise around him. Meyer wouldn’t go out of his way to help the 2020 ACC Offensive Player of the Year if he wasn’t drafting him with the first pick.
Even though Ohio State QB Justin Fields outplayed Trevor Lawrence in the Sugar Bowl, Urban Meyer and the Jaguars know the 2020 ACC Player of the Year is the best quarterback of the 2021 draft class and the perfect player to change the culture in Jacksonville.
Mark Brunell is the best QB in Jaguars history; can the Clemson star pass him?
Mark Brunell is the best quarterback in Jaguars franchise history. The lefty threw 144 touchdown passes as a member of the organization and racked up 25,698 passing yards.
If he can stay healthy and plays his entire NFL career with the Jaguars, Trevor Lawrence could break Brunell’s QB records. He has the arm talent and athleticism to be a stellar NFL passer for a long time.