Jacksonville Jaguars choose Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence with first choice in the NFL Draft

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WCTV) – The Jacksonville Jaguars made the NFL’s worst-kept secret Thursday night by taking former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence to first overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Lawrence is the first Jaguars overall winner in franchise history.

Originally from Cartersville, Georgia, Lawrence led the Tigers to the 2018 College Football Playoff Championship and finished second in the Heisman vote last season.

During his three years at Clemson, Lawrence completed 66.6% of his passes (758-1138) for over 10,000 yards and threw 90 touchdowns on just 17 interceptions.

Lawrence is the highest-drafted Tiger of all time and the first ex-Clemson player to be selected first overall.

The Jaguars went 1-15 last season and won their only game in the opening week of the season against the Indianapolis Colts, 27:20. The 2021 season will be Jacksonville’s first under Urban Meyer as head coach.

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