Urban Meyer Says Drafting Trevor Lawrence ‘Certainly the Direction We’re Headed’
While it may not come as a shock, the Jacksonville Jaguars are primed to take Clemson superstar quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the #1 overall pick in next month’s NFL Draft, according to Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer.
“I’d have to say that’s the direction we’re going” Meyer said, according to NBC Sports’ Peter King. “I’ll leave that up to the owner when we make that decision official. But I’m certainly not stepping out of line that that’s certainly the direction we’re headed. Trevor checks all the boxes, you know?” Meyer said before explaining what exactly he loves about the passer regarded as one of the best pro prospects in recent memory.
“The number one common quality of every great player, not just quarterback, is competitive maniac. He’s 34-2. Won a national title as a true freshman. Is a winner. I’ve seen him up close and in person compete. And then character. I see him and I witness with my players, when the guys get drafted high, a lot of people get . . . They have influences in their live. Like, whether it be social media, whether it be other things that really don’t pertain to winning,” Meyer said.
“What I’m really pleased with and I don’t want to say surprised, but him, his agent, his family, they’re focused on one thing. He wants to become the best version of himself for the National Football League, which is, well, it is somewhat refreshing.”