2021 NFL Draft There were no surprises and the Jaguars choose clemson’s QB with the first draft pick
mel January 7, 2019, Clemson won his third national championship by crushing Alabama, the defending champion and was being referred to as the best team in NCAA history. Since that day, Trevor Lawrence was designated to be the first pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the first for which he was going to be eligible. After finishing his regular-season career undefeated with the Tigers, Thursday night he added to the professionalism with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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The blond marshal was the 2021 Draft first pick after one of the most remarkable careers in college football history. Lawrence was considered the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck or maybe John Elway, but he came in with more credentials than either of Stanford’s two quarterbacks as he won a national championship, three ACC titles, was second for the Heisman in 2020 and finished his career 34-2 as a starter, the third-best percentage. wins in NCAA history with at least 30 starts (Ken Dorsey at Miami had .950 and Matt Leinart at USC had .940, according to ESPN Stats & Info).
The Jaguars chose Lawrence to start a new era for a team that is the second worst since the 2008 season., 64-144, only beating the Browns’ 62-145-1. They only have one trip to the playoffs in the last 13 seasons, matching the Raiders, Bucs and the Browns themselves as the franchises that made the playoffs the fewest times in the past 13 seasons, in what is a sea change for the franchise’s early years, which joined the NFL in 1995 and He made the playoffs in 6 of his first 13 seasons, but only one since 2008.
Lawrence Joins New Head Coach, Urban meyer, who will have his first NFL experience after winning three NCAA national championships, two with Florida and one with Ohio State.
Meyer didn’t jump in until he made sure he had elite raw material in the top position and he has it with Trevor Lawrence. In his three seasons at Clemson, he completed at least 65% of his passes., improving each year to 69.2% in 2020. His yards per attempt also grew each season, as did his quarterback rating.l. He finished his career with 10,098 yards, 90 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions.
What’s more, Lawrence has the prototypical size (6 feet 6 inches, 220 pounds, or 1.98 m and 99 kilos) and mobility, as seen in his sophomore semi-final against Ohio State, when he had 107 rushing yards and a 67-yard touchdown.
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Jacksonville had the first overall draft pick for the first time and expects to have better results than three previous quarterbacks who picked in the first round.
In 2003 they were for quarterback for the first time when choosing Byron leftwich from Marshall, who was only four seasons on the team. In 2011 they elected Blaine gabbert, who was already champion … as a substitute in Tampa Bay, his fifth team in the league since in Jacksonville he lasted three seasons, with a 5-22 mark.
The last was Blake bortles, pick # 3 in 2014. He is second in franchise history in most quarterback categories and led them to his last appearance in the Playoffs, winning two games and remaining 15 minutes from the Super Bowl. But Bortles finished 24-49 with a rating of just 80.6, leaving the team in 2018.