9:30 AM PT — The man of the hour has officially touched down in Jacksonville … and he’s got a HUGE smile on his face.
Lawrence arrived at his new home in style — wearing a blue suit as he hopped off the private jet Friday morning … shaking hands with those ready to welcome him at the team facility.
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6:02 PM PT — The first five picks have been announced … with BYU QB Zach Wilson going #2 to the N.Y. Jets, NDSU QB Trey Lance to the San Francisco 49ers at #3, Florida TB Kyle Pitts to the Atlanta Falcons at #4 … and LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase rounding out the top 5 to the Cincinnati Bengals.
The pick is in … and the Jacksonville Jaguars have officially taken Clemson superstar QB Trevor Lawrence first overall in the 2021 NFL Draft!!
The selection should surprise literally no one — the 21-year-old has been at the top of the draft boards ever since he declared for the draft in January.
Lawrence — who decided to spend his big moment with his fam in South Carolina — was visibly pleased to hear his name called Thursday night … hugging his new wife, Marissa Mowry as Roger Goodell announced the pick.
Lawrence was as good as it gets for the Tigers — winning a national title as a true freshman in 2018.
He also led Clemson to the championship game in 2020, but fell to Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers … marking his first collegiate loss. In fact, dating back to his high school football days, Lawrence has yet to lose a regular-season game.
Lawrence finished his college career with an insane 34-2 record — the most wins in school history.
Unfortunately, that winning streak is most likely coming to an end during his rookie season — the Jags were pretty bad in 2020 with a 1-15 record.
But, now, JAX has college football coaching legend Urban Meyer on board … and he’s teaming up with the Heisman finalist to change the culture within the organization.
Now that the first domino has fallen, the next question is — where the heck are the rest of the QBs in the draft going??
Originally Published — 5:26 PM PT
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