Former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence put on quite the show for those in attendance for the superstar’s pro day held in Clemson.
Lawrence threw somewhere between 35 and 50 passes for representatives from 17 different NFL teams and was as crisp as ever as he hit on almost every single throw. He was as close to perfect as one could get.
“He’s going to be a winner,” ACC Network analyst EJ Manuel said after the workout. “He’s gonna be a proven guy that understands how to go out there and win. He’s gonna be even-keeled even when things go south. It’s going to be hard as a rookie but I do think overall he’s going to get it done. And he’s gonna be a great quarterback for a long time in the NFL.”
ESPN host Reece Davis took the sentiment one step further, saying Lawrence is going to do big things for the Jaguars franchise.
“I think he’s gonna be a generational quarterback,” Davis said. “I think Jacksonville’s fortunes are just about to change as soon as they call his name on April 29.”
The former Clemson quarterback was impressive despite throwing mostly to receivers he has not worked with much. Cornell Powell was the only receiver to work the event that Lawrence has ever thrown to in a game. Charone Peake also ran routes for Lawrence.
The original plan was for Lawrence to throw for scouts next month, but after it was discovered that he needed surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, the quarterback decided to move the event up.
“Trevor Lawrence doesn’t have to be throwing today,” Todd McShay said. “We know who he is as a player, he’s gonna be the number one overall pick. He has the shoulder surgery coming up after this so he moved the pro day back into this spot today. And he did it because he talked to Urban Meyer and Urban said, ‘Would you be willing to throw’ and he was like, ‘Yeah I’ll do it.’ That’s how competitive he is. He does not have to be here throwing today, but he wants to do it to give the Jaguars an opportunity to see the ball come off his hands,”
Lawrence’s best throw of the day might just have been his last. It came off of what was supposed to be a broken play and the future first-rounder made it look easy, giving Jags fans a sneak peak at what’s to come in the years ahead.