Trevor Lawrence is a winner. Period.
The former Clemson quarterback has won at the highest levels during every stage of his career so far and many expect that to remain the case now that he has moved onto the NFL after being selected number-one overall in April’s NFL Draft.
However, Lawrence is attempting to turn around what was one of the worst teams in the NFL last season and is doing so under a head coach in Urban Meyer, who is also entering his first season in the league.
Former NFL star, and current head coach at Jackson State, Deion Sanders thinks Lawrence has what it takes to help the Jaguars get it turned around, but at the same time knows it won’t happen overnight and is curious to see how the rookie quarterback responds when he experiences real adversity for the very first time.
“I like the young kid (Lawrence),” Sanders said recently on NFL Total Access. “I just want to see how the young kid handles adversity. I don’t think he’s ever been up against adversity. And I guarantee you in Jacksonville he’s going to have some adversity.”
Sanders fully believes the hiring of Meyer will pay off for the Jaguars, referencing the scheme he will bring with him, and the staff that he’s put together, but knows firsthand of the difficulties involved with trying to turn a losing program around.
“Urban Meyer’s a winner, man,” Sanders said. “I like his staff that he assembled. I know the type of ball that he’s going to play. They did really well in the draft. We’re going to see if that pays dividends. He’s going to have some hiccups, but he has the opportunity.”
Clemson and Florida State have released depth charts ahead of this weekend’s matchup at Death Valley.
Clemson vs Florida Atlantic: Depth Charts
The ninth-ranked Tigers will travel to Duke to face off with the Blue Devils. Kickoff is set for 8 pm and the game will be televised by ESPN.