As expected, the Jacksonville Jaguars picked Clemson University star quarterback Trevor Lawrence on Thursday as No. 1 in the NFL draft. At the end of an exceptional university career, the young man with long hair from Tennessee (1.98 m, 21 years old) is expected as the messiah in Jacksonville, who has only seen the play-offs once ( in 2017) over the last thirteen seasons. The Jaguars hope to see him revolutionize an attacking game that has been one of the worst in the league for a decade.
Lawrence, who had led the Clemson Tigers to the national title in his first year, won 34 of 36 matches as a start in college, and recorded more than 10,000 yards on the pass. He is the tenth quarterback retained in first position in the draft since 2009.
Two other quarterbacks succeed him in this 2021 draft: Zach Wilson (New York Jets) in 2nd position, then the unexpected Trey Lance, from an unreported university (North Dakota State), chosen in number 3 by the San Francisco 49ers .