With a year to plan, these five NFL teams need to consider tanking for Trevor Lawrence and draft the Clemson quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The National Championship Game featured a fantastic performance from LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, and he will likely be the top player taken in the 2020 NFL Draft. But since we always think way ahead, what about the 2021 NFL Draft? The top guy for that draft is the signal-caller on the team Burrow just beat, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Lawrence had a slow start to the 2019 season after a brilliant finish to his freshman season, a season that ended with him and the Clemson Tigers winning the National Championship. He started with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions in the first half of the season but dominated down the stretch with 20 touchdowns and no picks up until the playoff.
As a prospect, Lawrence does so many things well. He’s got plenty of arm strength to throw outside the hashes with ease and can push the football down the field. Lawrence has great accuracy to all levels of the field and can really thrive among the chaos in front of him to deliver a good throw. We’ve also seen what he can do as a runner, as he ran for a 67-yard touchdown in the semifinal game against Ohio State.
There are some who believe that Lawrence is the best NFL Draft prospect at the quarterback position since John Elway all the way back in 1983. While there’s a chance it’s hyperbole or recency bias, Lawrence does so many things well at such a young age.
The “Tank for Tua” became a movement in 2019, and we could see that become a thing for Lawrence as well. What teams could “tank” for him in 2020? Let’s take a look.