Trevor Lawrence throws for 391 yards, 5 TDs in first half

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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is putting on a show today for anyone who doubts his status as the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

At halftime against Georgia Tech, Lawrence has completed 22 of 27 passes for 391 yards and five touchdowns. Clemson leads its ACC rival 52-7. At halftime.

Lawrence and Clemson are so dominant that it’s sometimes hard to get a full scouting report on him. How does Lawrence do when he’s under constant pressure because the opposing defensive front is getting the best of his offensive line? How does he do when his No. 1 receiver is getting locked down by an opposing cornerback? It’s hard to say because that has happened so rarely in Lawrence’s college career. This is Lawrence’s 34th college game and his 33rd win; his only loss came against Joe Burrow and LSU in last year’s national championship game.

But if the biggest knock we can find on Lawrence is that he’s rarely even been challenged in his college career, that’s a pretty good sign. He looks like an easy choice for the first overall pick next year.

34 responses to “Trevor Lawrence throws for 391 yards, 5 TDs in first half

  1. I said “wow!” when I thought that was his stat line for the whole game. Then I reread the headline. Yikes

  2. You touched on the lack of experience in the “gutsack” scenarios.

    I feel that this is a reason many USC and Alabama quarterbacks don’t live up to their hype in the NFL. When you play behind an all star line in college, and you get to play Helen Keller School of the Blind every weekend, it is hard to adjust to being drafted in the top ten, playing behind an underwhelming offensive line, and getting battered every Sunday.

    It worked when the Mighty Ducks got Adam Banks, but it doesn’t happen at the NFL level too often.

  3. That’s the problem with the QBs from these dominant schools. Their “success” is masked by being surrounded by NFL talent having all day to throw to wide open receivers in a great system coached by superior coaches. See just about every Heisman winner since 1990 until very the past couple years, especially the “best college QB ever” Tim Tebow.

  4. Maybe the Jets will have a new and well respected coach and GM in place before the draft. If so maybe Lawrence agrees to play for them, otherwise he pulls a Manning and refuses to show up.

  5. Hard to get a scouting report on him? Here’s your scouting report: 6-6 runs a 4.5, throws the ball a country gd mile, is going to win a few national championships. The end.

  6. Maybe its just me, but i dont see it. His numbers are insane but most of it comes on bubble screens. Lawrence isnt ecen the best player on his own offense.

    I think he could be good. But i don’t think he is better than Watson was in the same offense. I think Lawrence might be getting a bit over hyped. I think when he has to face teams that are always equal or better than his with a pass rush that can actually get to him and doesnt have 5 skill guys who are bigger stronger faster than anyone other team, we’ll see how he does.

  7. College football is a sham. There’s like 3 good teams and they just blow out scrubs all year and brag about a good record. give me a break.

  8. carloswlassiter says:
    October 17, 2020 at 2:31 pm
    Also, Lawrence looks exactly like that QB in Remember the Titans.
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    Sunshine !!! 🙂

  9. Would be such a crying shame if he ends up a Jet or Jaguar. Those teams are like black holes for QBs. His career will be over before it starts.

  10. Would have been the #1 pick last year and the year before. Luck is only prospect since John Elway that I would say has looked this good coming out of college. Even Manning had more questions around him than this kid does.

  11. stubborndata says:
    October 17, 2020 at 2:45 pm
    College football is a sham. There’s like 3 good teams and they just blow out scrubs all year and brag about a good record. give me a break.
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    Very true on so many levels.

  12. I really hope someone jumps in front of the Jets and takes him.
    I really do not want to see him in the AFCE
    He will 1000 percent be the 1st QB off the board. Maybe he decides to come back for his senior year because he doesn’t want to play for the Jets

  13. @ greedyjimfromtonhicken says:
    October 17, 2020 at 2:15 pm
    The next great Jets quarterback.

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    He has huge shoes to fill. The greatest Jets qb would be Flash Gordon, or Browning Nagle, and maybe an argument could be made for Glenn Foley.

  14. floridaman07 says: “Hard to get a scouting report on him? Here’s your scouting report: 6-6 runs a 4.5, throws the ball a country gd mile, is going to win a few national championships. The end.”
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    You know JaMarcus Russell fit that description too, right? 6-6, ran 4.7, 2003 BCS champions, legendary rocket of an arm… yet complete NFL bust. No, you really need to do a full scouting report.

  15. floridaman07 says:
    October 17, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Hard to get a scouting report on him? Here’s your scouting report: 6-6 runs a 4.5, throws the ball a country gd mile, is going to win a few national championships. The end.

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    Before I drafted him for my team that gives up(just to pick a number . . .) 32.2 points/game, I’d like to know if he can run a two-minute offense from his own 18 and down by 5, or how he performs entering the 4th quarter down by 17.

  16. Whoa, a 5000 IQ moment, a Jamarcus Russell reference – AND a reminder that a full scouting report is needed. Thanks Mike mayock, you really enlightened me today. What an incredible brain you have. Next I’ll remind myself to leave the sarcasm don’t set to {ON} so clowns know I’m being tongue in cheek

  17. I’m guessing half of you are either from the northeast or living out west – where you guys have the softest programs known to man, and get curb stomped every year, therefore you’re soooo miz about the state of college football

  18. He has faced NFL caliber defenses like Alabama, Ohio State, and LSU. He looked good in all but one. Trevor will be just fine in the NFL.

  19. carloswlassiter says:
    October 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm
    Maybe the Jets will have a new and well respected coach and GM in place before the draft. If so maybe Lawrence agrees to play for them, otherwise he pulls a Manning and refuses to show up.
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    Their GM is not the problem. It’s the coach and the owners. The Jets doom will not stop until they have new owners. It just doesn’t matter who they hire until there is that kind of change. It starts at the top. All you have to is look at teams that have sustained success in any professional sport.

  20. I don’t think it will be a surprise to anyone, especially Jets fans, if any top pick who has eligibility remaining stays in college to avoid getting picked by the Jets … and this is coming from a Jets fan suffering since 1969 – the last time we were not a punch line for a joke.

  21. darladoesmydictategood says:
    October 17, 2020 at 5:07 pm
    I don’t think it will be a surprise to anyone, especially Jets fans, if any top pick who has eligibility remaining stays in college to avoid getting picked by the Jets … and this is coming from a Jets fan suffering since 1969 – the last time we were not a punch line for a joke.
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    Why would he pass on $10 million salary this year just go to an equally bad team like Washington the following year – or perhaps still the Jets?

  22. bkinacti0n says:
    October 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Why would he pass on $10 million salary this year just go to an equally bad team like Washington the following year – or perhaps still the Jets?
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    Because it would decrease the odds he would end up on the Jets, pressure the Jets to deal the pick and because the salary cap will go down next year and rise the year after perhaps giving the player more than the number you mention. The only downside is injury risk by playing that extra year.

    Ask John Elway about making it clear you won’t sign with the team who has the first pick.

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