Trevor Lawrence was selected first overall in the 2021 NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Lawrence was one of the highest toted quarterback prospects of all time. Though this player has the ability to run the ball as well as throw it many fans do not know Trevor Lawrence’s 40 time.
Trevor Lawrence ran an unofficial 40-yard dash of 4.78 seconds coming out of high school. The Covid-19 pandemic cancelled the 2021 NFL combine meaning he could not run the 40 yard dash there. And since Lawrence was already the consensus first overall pick he did not need to run the 40 at his pro day.
This means the only publically available forty yard dash time for Trevor Lawrence is the 4.78 he ran coming out of high school.
This run is considered unofficial because it was not recorded at the NFL combine using laser timing. Unofficial 40 times typically are recorded using stopwatches which are noticeably less accurate.
Pre Draft Strengths And Weaknesses
Played rare volume of high-leverage games as a three-year starter
One of the biggest plusses about Trevor Lawrence entering the NFL is that he has played well on the biggest stage on many occasions.
In his time at Clemson Lawrence went on to win two national championship games losing one and winning the other.
In these games, scouts were able to look at Lawrence and determine how he played under pressure. What they saw with this quarterback is that the pressure of big games doesn’t seem to get to him at all.
Elite size, athleticism and play traits
Between Lawrence’s ability to run and throw the ball there are very few traits this quarterback is lacking. He fits all the size requirements to play the quarterback position.
He has the arm strength to make all the throws, and on top of it all he can also run the football if neccesary.
This type of complete prospect is incredibly rare in the NFL and is something NFL scouts were very aware of.
Understands how to protect himself.
On top of all the talents that this quarterback has he also has the ability to protect himself in the game.
Oftentimes young quarterbacks come into the league with talent but do not have the wherewithal to keep themselves healthy. This is especially true for dual-threat quarterbacks like Lawrence.
Keeping the qaurterback healthy is one of the most important aspects of the position and a large reason why left tackles are paid so well.
Lawrence’s ability to protect himself in-game and avoid injuries is a huge plus.
Inconsistent eye manipulation of safeties.
One aspect that Lawrence could improve upon in the NFL is using his eyes in order to manipulate safeties.
In the NFL it is incredibly difficult to throw downfield unless your receiver is in single coverage. In order to pull the safety away, quarterbacks will often have to stare down another target.
This will often push the safety into moving towards the receiver the quarterback is staring at.
This sort of eye manipulation was something scouts wanted Lawrence to work on when he took the jump to the NFL.