Is Trevor Lawrence the Next Big NFL Star?

In recent years, numerous top-class quarterbacks have lined up in the NFL. From Aaron Rodgers to Tom Brady, the sport has enjoyed something of a golden generation. However, as is the nature of the game, the next era needs to break through to replace the outgoing old guard. Although the above names still have plenty left to give, Trevor Lawrence has the potential to fill their high-level boots. But what makes the 21-year-old so special? Well, here's why he's seemingly a once-in-a-lifetime player.

Proven Himself in Previous NCAAF Championship Campaigns

It's no secret that Lawrence has long caught the eye of top-division sides. Because of that, many are tipping him for greatness, and such suggestions aren't at all outlandish. As per Sporting News' list of the NCAAF's most exciting players in 2021, the 21-year-tops the pile because of his athleticism, strength, and winning leadership skills he has consistently shown. When playing for Clemson Tigers, the quarterback won the 2019 National Championship Game and claimed the MVP after delivering 3 touchdowns.

However, Lawrence and the Tigers fell short in the 2020 National Championship Game and the 2021 Super Bowl. Although collective failures aren't a reflection of the 21-year-old's abilities, and he remains one of the sport's most exciting prospects. Without the six-foot-two quarterback, bouncing back in 2021-22 won't be easy for the Tigers, who are, as of April 21, 7/2 in American football odds to win the 2021-22 NCAAF championship and put previous disappointments behind them.

Likely to Be a No. 1 Draft Pick

Lawrence initially burst onto the scene in 2018, and, since then, he's continued to pique the interest of NFL sides. Although it's impossible to know how he'll perform in the top league, some perceive the six-foot-six quarterback to be an all-time top-10 prospect. On paper, the former Tigers' star doesn't have any weaknesses. He's fast, mobile, strong, and capable of producing match-winning moments. The 21-year-old has numerous individual awards to his name, which speaks volumes about his undeniable talent. Thus far in his career, he's won the CFP National Championship Offensive MVP, the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, and the ACC Player of the Year in 2020.

Ahead of the NFL draft in 2021, Lawrence is perceived to be the obvious first-overall pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars. As per SBNation, the Jags have been on the lookout for a leading quarterback since the franchise began 27 years ago, and they appear to have found their man. The move makes sense for all parties, and it provides the 21-year-old with the ideal platform to begin his NFL career.

A Bright Future Awaits Lawrence

Unlike other prospects, there are no holes in Lawrence's game. Of course, there's room for improvements, but that's always the case for any sportsman. The 21-year-old has the attributes to cement his status as an all-time great quarterback over the coming decade and beyond, and nothing's standing in his way of achieving that feat. Lawrence is already being compared to Peyton Manning, who went on to win two Super Bowls during his career. If he can live up to that hype, the sky is the limit for the former Tigers star.

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