Trevor Lawrence declares for 2021 NFL Draft

CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl - Clemson v Ohio State
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Next stop, Jacksonville?

What was long expected has come to pass, as Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.

In a video posted on social media, Lawrence thanked his college coaches, teammates, and fans for their support in his three years at the university.

“I’ll look back at these three years and have the best memories,” Lawrence said. “I really feel like I’m a man now and I’m ready to take on those challenges. Just super excited for life ahead. The best is always yet to come, but I’m grateful for Clemson and I’m going to miss it.”

Lawrence’s collegiate career didn’t finish as he would’ve liked, with Clemson falling to Ohio State on 49-28 last week. But he still ended the 2020 season having completed 69.2 percent of his passes for 3,153 yards with 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. He was the Heisman Trophy runner up to Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith.

Lawrence has long been the presumable No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 draft. We’ll see if the Jaguars new General Manager and head coach make that a reality in a few months.

37 responses to “Trevor Lawrence declares for 2021 NFL Draft

  1. Two years in a row he chokes in big games…yea that’s the type of leader you want for an NFL franchise!

  2. This dude has it made. He’s a lock to be a first overall pick. All he has to do between now and the draft? EAT. Seriously, gaining 10-15 lbs could be the difference between a season ending injury and a ROTY campaign

  3. It’s really the best move for him. If he came back for his senior year, he risked the Jets NOT screwing up tanking next year and then drafting him.

  4. Strong quarterback with a bright future but not even close to the best QB since Andrew Luck in 2012. Not even the best QB prospect at Clemson since 2012. Generational quarterbacks don’t completely disappear in 2 straight college championship appearances when the pressure is on.

  5. He had to declare. Coming back to school after a bad loss, not to mention putting himself at risk for injury like Matt Barkley did, would be crazy. Jax is a bad franchise but has plenty of talent for him to develop with, if management and a new coaching staff, can work together.

  6. Funny how people want to dwell on the last game and not the body of work. He is the best QB to come out in some time. Haters will hate but he will be making money.

  7. The Jags should focus on 1 thing after selecting Lawrence. The OL to protect a long term investment.

  8. So the last two losses in The College Football Playoffs were on Lawrence ??

    Expect many thank you cards from Brent Venables and the Clemson defense which got soundly manhandled in each of those contests.

  9. That kid did not choke in that last game. That coaching staff was not ready for Ryan Day.

  10. And now, we can hope Urban Meyer takes the Jackonville job and insists on taking Justin Fields.

  11. If he were my son I’d advise him to stay in school for another year. Yeah, yeah, all that stuff about an education being important, blah blah blah. But mostly to avoid the chaos of one of the most dysfunctional franchises in all of professional sports. No offense intended to Fulham FC.

  12. Every expert talking about how he choked in big games, can be a good pro because of what happened in college. You need to go back and look at Manning’s record against U of F. I think he’ll be ok.

  13. Keys for Jacksonville is who they hire as their next head coach and how they use their huge amount of available cap space on to surround and protect Lawrence. I think that having a good mentor and not throwing this kid to the wolves is also important. Hello Fitzmagic?

  14. I want the Vikings to trade up to get him. Come on Spielman, he is the QB of the future.

  15. The last two games that Ended Clemson season…

    The opposing team had over 600 yards of offense and 6 or 7 TDs in each game.

    You read that right…

    SIX HUNDRED yards of offense…

    And a minimum of 6 TDs….

    Pretty hard to overcome that.

  16. “Generational quarterbacks don’t completely disappear in 2 straight college championship appearances when the pressure is on.”

    Elway had a losing record in college, Luck lost to Brandon Weeden in OT in his final college game, and Manning never beat Florida in college. Winning and Losing is not always the QB’s fault…

  17. All-American Voltron says:
    January 6, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Strong quarterback with a bright future but not even close to the best QB since Andrew Luck in 2012. Not even the best QB prospect at Clemson since 2012. Generational quarterbacks don’t completely disappear in 2 straight college championship appearances when the pressure is on.

    ———————

    Trevor threw 2 TDs, rushed for 1 TD, and threw for 400 yards. Hard to call that a “choke” job.

  18. Look at Dan Marino. He should have been a Steeler following Bradshaw but his senior year with Pitt was underachieving. The team didnt live up to expectations and Marinos receivers were catching his balls and Marino pressed too much in the bowl game, like Manning against Florida. Thats why Marino dropped in the draft and Noll didnt trust in, drafting him …

  19. Great prospect. I would say great future too, except we have to see if the Jaguars put the pieces around him to help him succeed. That’s not a given.

  20. So many benefits going to Jacksonville over NY/NJ. He’ll save millions by paying no state income tax Florida in addition to everything else.

  21. 42-17. That was the score in Peyton Manning’s last game with Tennessee, a loss. Do you think for one second the Colts regret drafting him even though he got walloped in his last game? You don’t draft a guy based on one game. That’s not smart at all.

  22. Who doesn’t want to take a chance on a scrawny noodle armed qb? I don’t see all the hype around this guy.

  23. He hasn’t looked great under pressure. He won’t get to boost his stats against Citadel in the NFL.

  24. Jaguars have had some decent teams in the past. They just need to clean house. Bring back that drill seargent with hemeroids that won the SB with the Giants, not Parcells.

  25. There was no way he was going back to Clemson. Nobody passes up guaranteed $30 million plus to play for free and risk injury. Welcome to the NFL Trevor.

  26. I have no dog in this fight but it seems he’s better off going the Jags instead of the Jets. Both are bad but the Jets are just a dumpster fire with no hope in the near future

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