Trevor Lawrence is the franchise quarterback the Jacksonville Jaguars need.
This is the first time the Jaguars hold the first overall selection in team history. Fortunately for them, one of the best quarterback prospects in recent years will be available. There have been other times when there isn’t a clear cut top pick, such as 2013 and 2014. In fact, Jacksonville would’ve had a hard time coming out with a franchise quarterback in either year.
Although the ‘Jags’ still need to perform due diligence and evaluate every single quarterback prospect, there’s a 99 percent chance they will take Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick. There’s a slight chance they could take someone else, but the Tennesse native should be their choice, and if he isn’t it’s unlikely he will last beyond the second overall selection.
Even though Ohio State quarterback Justin Field outperformed Lawrence in the Sugar Bowl, the latter should still be at the top of most analysts’ draft board. That’s how good he is. The 2020 ACC Player of the Year finished his collegiate career with 758 completions for 10,098 yards, 90 touchdowns and just 17 interceptions, and is the kind of generational player that can turn a franchise around.