CLEMSON, S.C. — Members of the Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff went to Clemson on Friday to check out their likely first-round pick Trevor Lawrence.
Lawrence, who was quarterback for the Clemson Tigers for three seasons, declared for the NFL Draft in January. Many scouts and analysts refer to him as a generational talent.
As Lawrence was on the field at Clemson’s practice facility taking snaps and making throws, Meyer was front and center.
ESPN 690′s Austen Lane weighed in about the move, saying on Twitter, “Urban Meyer with the Alpha move of standing right in front of Trevor Lawrence while he throws accomplishes two things. It sends a message to the other 31 teams and it also puts a little added pressure on the QB trying to showcase his skillset.”
Meanwhile, representatives from other NFL teams stood on the sidelines or in the end zones.
Lawrence thew 52 times on Friday and for his last throw, he hit a 65-yard completion and it drew applause from those in attendance.
The QB is expected to have shoulder surgery on his non-throwing arm to fix his labrum ahead of the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday, April 29. It’s why he did his Pro Day prior to Clemson’s Pro Day on March 11.
“It was a good day, considering kind of short notice. Prepared for like, a week, probably, back in California, then obviously transitioned back to South Carolina to put the finishing touches on, get with the guys, get some timing down. But, man I was pretty pleased with it. Obviously, like anything, you have some throws you wish you could go back, hit a little bit better. But, you know, as a whole, I think it was a good day,” Lawrence said.
Action Sports Jax’s Brent Martineau said Lawrence said he’s going to rehab shoulder and it will take 4-5 months before he is fully cleared, but he will be ready for camp in late July-early August.
Action Sports Jax’s Brent Martineau is in Clemson, South Carolina, for the big day also. Follow his coverage on Twitter and on CBS47 & FOX30 Action News Jax at 5.
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