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2021 NFL Draft: Trevor Lawrence declines invitation to attend the draft in Cleveland

Trevor Lawrence

The expected No. 1 overall pick of the 2021 NFL draft, Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, won’t be among the many first-round picks who attend the event in Cleveland on April 29, choosing instead to watch at Clemson with close family and friends, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday night.

Lawrence is the consensus top overall player in this year’s class and will instantly take over as the Jaguars’ starting quarterback the moment the selection is announced.

While Lawrence’s decision to remain close to home for the draft is logical in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it would’ve been fun to see the best quarterback prospect in the last decade walk across the stage to kick off draft weekend.

Bryan Perez

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