Trevor Lawrence goes No. 1, Reports

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ARLINGTON, TX DECEMBER 29: Clemson (16) Trevor Lawrence (QB) passes the ball within the School Soccer Playoff Semifinal on the Cotton Bowl Traditional between the Notre Dame Combating Irish and the Clemson Tigers on December 29, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. (Photograph by John Bunch/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Pictures)

Right here’s an NFL mock draft the place each faculty soccer participant is eligible. How excessive would Trevor Lawrence and Tua Tagovailoa go this 12 months?

The 2019 NFL Draft is missing in pleasure and drama however a sure-fire option to change that’s by permitting underclassmen to depart college early, simply because the NBA does. The NBA Draft sees quite a lot of freshmen phenoms taken at or close to the highest of the draft as they’ve embraced the one-and-done rule. If faculty soccer and the NFL had an analogous rule, the joy and anticipation can be off the charts. So, whilst you’ve seen numerous NFL mock drafts, let’s have some enjoyable, and have a look at a mock draft if freshmen and sophomores had been allowed to enter the NFL Draft.

1. Arizona Cardinals – Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Trevor Lawrence can be the highest decide on this draft, subsequent 12 months’s draft or final 12 months’s draft. It’s loopy to assume the 6-foot-6, 215-pound Lawrence gained’t even be eligible till the 2021 draft, when he assuredly would be the high decide, supplied he’s wholesome. The Cardinals might take quarterback Kyler Murray on this draft, or they could roll ahead with final 12 months’s high decide, Josh Rosen, however the probability to take Lawrence is simply too good to go.

The physique of labor is small, with just one 12 months at Clemson, and he wasn’t even the starter for the whole season with Kelly Bryant holding the job for the primary few weeks. Lawrence’s expertise and potential is simple, which led to Dabo Swinney throwing the previous high general recruit within the beginning lineup. It labored effectively as Lawrence helped information the Tigers to the Nationwide Championship the place he threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns vs. Alabama and their vaunted protection.

Lawrence has two extra years on the faculty degree to develop and refine his sport and when he finally ends up, he may be the most effective quarterback prospect the fashionable draft has seen, eclipsing the likes of Andrew Luck and John Elway earlier than him. Groups will probably be positioning themselves to tank in two years with the aim of touchdown the highest decide and getting Lawrence to be their franchise quarterback/savior.

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