Ranking the 2021 NFL Draft quarterback class: Guess where Trevor Lawrence lands

• 10 QBs were picked in the 2023 NFL Draft

• The Jaguars went with Trevor Lawrence

• How does he stack up against his peers

Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces Trevor Lawrence
Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces Trevor Lawrence / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 1 QB to come out of the 2021 NFL Draft: Trevor Lawrence, Round 1, 1st overall

Placing Trevor Lawrence at the top of this ranking is like a poorly attempted plot twist in a movie, everybody saw it coming. Then again, it isn't hyperbole to say that he's the best quarterback to come out of the 2021 draft.

Since high school, Lawrence was dubbed a special talented and he proved he had what it takes to play at an NFL level since his rookie season at Clemson. Dubbed a generational talent and the most talented prospect to come out of the collegiate ranks since Andrew Luck, he was projected to go first overall in 2021.

Interestingly, the Jaguars seemed like a long shot to land Lawrence in 2020. After all, Gardner Minshew had shown promise the year and there was a chance he could build on his success as a rookie. However, things went south right off the bat for Jacksonville. Minshew came crashing down and without much talent at most position groups, they went 1-15.

Having clinched the top pick in the draft, the Jags didn't hesitate to take Lawrence first overall. Unfortunately, his talent wasn't enough to overcome Urban Meyer's incompetence. Add a subpar supporting cast and the Tennessee native had a less-than-stellar rookie season.

Realizing they needed to put their quarterback in a position to succeed, the Jaguars hired Doug Pederson to oversee Lawrence's development. Furthermore, they spare no expenses to surround him with more weapons. To nobody's surprise, Steezy Trev hit his stride in Year 2 and became one of the most exciting players to watch in the NFL by the end of the 2022 season.

But as great as Lawrence was in 2022, he's still got room for improvement and he'll get a chance to solidify his spot as one of the top 5, maybe even top 3 quarterbacks in the league. This is why it's not far-fetched to say he's the best signal-caller to come out of the draft. Heck, he's arguably the best over the last two years. Looking back, the Jaguars are surely glad the New York Jets decided to win a couple of meaningless games in 2020.

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