Trevor Lawrence is arguably the highest-rated quarterback prospect to enter the NFL since Andrew Luck in 2012, and with that rating comes immense expectations for the former Clemson Tigers standout.
Lawrence dominated the college football landscape during his tenure with the Tigers. His resume includes a national championship and a 34-2 record as a starter.
Now, he’s the face of the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise. Jacksonville has never had a guy like Lawrence; he may be the most important player in franchise history, which dates back to 1995.
The Jaguars coaching staff got its first look at Lawrence at the team’s rookie minicamp last week, and by all accounts, it was a positive showing. Lawrence enjoyed the process, too, and offered good feedback after the minicamp wrapped up.
“Yeah man, it was great.” Lawrence told reporters. “I had a good day with all the rookies and just getting out there, putting things together physically. You know, we’ve been working the past few days, mentally, and just getting ready. All of the guys kind of—you know, we’re going on install, so [we’re] kind of thinking a lot. But it feels really good to get out there and get some reps all together.
“We’ve had two good days, I mean, there’s only so much you can do with only 15 guys or so, but I think we’ve made the most of it. Everyone has the right mentality and it’s been a very productive two days. I know for me, I feel like I’m in a way better spot than I was before that first practice.”
The Jaguars kept a close eye on Lawrence’s reps. He’s still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and while there’s no indication that the injury will impact his status for the start of the regular season, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
“Yeah, I mean, I really appreciate the staff here,” Lawrence said. “[They’re] just looking out for my best interest, trying to slowly get me back in game shape and throwing shape for practice, so I can go out there full-go whenever the whole team is back together.”