The flowing locks of fire that fall out of the back of Trevor Lawrence’s orange Clemson helmet are a wonderful metaphor for his game. The freshman phenom lit up the college football world after replacing school legend Kelly Bryant under centre. His marshalling of the Clemson offense was masterful. With an incredible calmness under the pressure of the big stage, Lawrence can already make all the throws at only 19.
At 6’6 and 215 lbs Lawrence has the prototypical size needed to play quarterback. His mental processing and decision making is elite already. This combined with incredible weapons at Clemson is a recipe for domination.
Lawrence’s season was a highlight reel of pro-ready plays; from back shoulder throws to off platform cannons into tight windows. Lawrence can pick opponents apart with lots of short sharp throws or win with the deep ball.
Lawrence Makes ‘All The Throws’
The throw above, to the back shoulder of Justyn Ross who is escaping down the seam is inch perfect. Lawrence rifles the ball into a gap where only his receiver can catch the ball. It is the perfect throw. That it occurred in the College Football Playoff Semi-Final just adds to Lawrence’s growing legend.
This pass, zipped in between double coverage against one of the best secondary’s in the nation is a throw that few is any other players in college football can make. With the defender applying pressure in his face Lawrence holds the ball just long enough for the receiver to separate and then drops a dime into his receivers hands.
The Heisman Favourite?
2019 is the year that Trevor Lawrence cements his status as college football’s premier superstar. Returning an incredible receiver corps, the nations best running back and having his first full offseason as the starter should elevate Lawrence’s game to a level of quarterback play not seen in college for some time. The poise in big moments is unrivalled. The mental processing is special. Trevor Lawrence is special, and we’re lucky to be able to watch him every week.
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