It was the Jacksonville Jaguars that selected Trevor Lawrence first overall in the 2021 draft. While Trevor Lawrence has the ability to run and throw the ball, many fans are not aware of his 40-yard dash.
In high school, Trevor Lawrence ran an unofficial 40-yard dash of 4.78 seconds. His pro day was waived due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so Lawrence didn’t have to run the 40 yard dash. Lawrence was already the consensus top pick, so he didn’t have to.
Trevor Lawrence’s only publicly available forty yard dash time is 4.78.
Unofficial 40 times are typically recorded using stopwatches that are noticeably less accurate than those recorded at the NFL combine using laser timing.
Due to the cancellation of the 2021 NFL combine, Devonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle, and Justin Fields do not have official 40 times.
Pre Draft Strengths And Weaknesses
Played a rare volume of High-leverage Games as a Three-year Starter
Trevor Lawrence enters the NFL with the advantage of having played well on the biggest stage.
Lawrence won two national championship games at Clemson, losing one and winning the other.
During these games, scouts were able to see Lawrence under pressure. They found that he wasn’t affected by the pressure of big games.
Elite Size, Athleticism and Play Traits
He fits all the size requirements to play quarterback due to his ability to run and throw the ball.
With his arm strength, he can make all the throws, and if necessary, he can also run the football.
NFL scouts were very aware of this type of player.
Understands How to Protect Himself.
This quarterback has all the talents, but he also knows how to protect himself.
Especially for dual-threat quarterbacks like Lawrence, young quarterbacks often lack the wherewithal to stay healthy.
One of the most significant aspects of the position is keeping the quarterback healthy.
A huge plus for Lawrence is his ability to protect himself in-game.
Inconsistent Eye Manipulation of Safety.
In the NFL, Lawrence could improve his ability to manipulate safeties with his eyes.
To pull the safety away, quarterbacks often have to stare down another target in order to throw downfield in the NFL.
As a result, the safety will often move towards the receiver the quarterback is staring at.
As Lawrence made the move to the NFL, scouts wanted him to work on this type of eye manipulation.