It was now or never. Before having surgery on his left shoulder, Trevor Lawrence threw the ball in front of the NFL scouts. It was Friday during Clemson Pro Day.
Passes without opposition, obviously. Barely an assistant to hang out there from time to time.
Seventeen teams were present for the occasion. The Jaguars obviously, but also the Patriots, Steelers, 49ers, Broncos, Chargers, Dolphins, Eagles, Giants, Lions, Raiders, Saints, Texans, Titans, Falcons, Jets and Panthers, according to NFL Network.
The precision and the power of arms were there. Athletic qualities too.
“I was pretty happy,” said the player after the session. “Obviously, as always, there are some passes that you wish you could do again or do a little better. But overall it was a good day. «
His selection in first position in the Draft no longer seems to be a formality.