By: JaDarius McCoy
Trevor Lawrence (Quarterback #16)
6’6 220 lbs
21 y/o Junior Clemson
(AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Games watched: UVA ‘19, SC ‘19, MIA ‘20, ND ‘20, OSU ‘20
Trevor Lawrence was the number 1 QB in the nation following his Senior season at Cartersville High School and was highly recruited across the country by large programs.
He won the starting job from Kelly Bryant as a freshman in 2018 and garnered top honors for the most outstanding college football freshman.
In 2019, he led the Tigers to the National Championship, where he dueled the Alabama Crimson Tide. He led the Tigers to a 44-16 victory with 347 yards and three touchdowns.
In 2020, he became the second Clemson Heisman Finalist, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist, Davey O’Brien Award Finalist, and Walter Camp Player of the Year Finalist.
Lawrence finishes his collegiate career at Clemson as the 3rd all-time passing yards leader with 10,098 yards, 2nd all-time passing touchdowns leader with 90, and the all-time QB rating leader (164.3). He is also the all-time winningest Quarterback in Clemson history with 34 wins and just two losses.
- Great zip; can make any throw.
- Timing and anticipation
- Sees the field exceptionally well, excels with progressions.
- Great footwork
- Feels pressure well
- Athletic long strider; eats up yards in the open field.
- Ability to make throws off-platform
- Ability to deliver a throw from a collapsing pocket.
- Quick read plays can be rushed
- Anticipation can get him in trouble down the field
Trevor Lawrence has been a leader for Clemson since 2018, showing toughness and consistency on the field. He assumed control of the offense at the line at Clemson throughout his career. He demonstrated a natural ability to understand the game and to put his teammates in the best position to succeed on the field.
He looked much more comfortable with going through progressions and picking his spots than with predetermined throws, and it could be due to his quick processing speed.
He can throw to spots or lead his receivers. Lawrence has put together a dominant career at Clemson at deserves credit for the tools he brings to the table. He is undoubtedly a franchise Quarterback in every sense of the word.
Average Performance Grade: 87.5 / 100
Overall Grade: Gem (Generational Prospect)