My Scouting Report for Trevor Lawrence

Trevor Lawrence

Team : Clemson Tigers (FB) | Sports : Football | Position : QB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : mgomes429 . Position :Quarterback [QB]

Arm Strength/Power
He has got a very strong arm and is able to throw to all levels of the field. He throws it very easily when throwing the out route, also throws the back shoulder throw very well with good placement.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
He throws a lot of passes underneath because he identifies his outlet receiver. He throws it accurately and allows his receivers to gain yards after the catch.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
He throws with good timing and is able to read defenders. This allows him to throw with good anticipation and location. He delivers the ball with good velocity and is able to fit the football in between defenders.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
His accuracy on the long balls is usually very good because he has got good placement and is able to put the ball in an ideal location for his receiver. He can put touch or put velocity dependent on the position of the receiver and the location of the defenders.
Pocket Presence
He has got a strong pocket presence and does not get fazed by free rush defenders. He stays poised and dips through the open lane. He keeps both hands on the ball and then is able to throw on the run with velocity.
He has got really good mobility and understands how to work through his blocks for extra yardage. This is due to the read options that are run in the Clemson offense. He has got long strides which allows him to break away for big yardage.
He does make good reads but he does need to learn how to read the entire field. So far he only reads his outlet receiver and his number one target. That is not a huge deal as he will lean with more time and experience to read the entirety of the field
He has very solid mechanics and has got active feet to escape pressure when under duress. But what makes his mechanics great is that he keeps two hands on the football and tries to throw using his lower body as well.
He has no serious injuries as far as my research could tell. He has been durable for the majority of his career.
I have not met him so I do not know.
Game Management
He will read the safeties and anticipate his throws but he will check it down and take the easy throw as well. He will take what the defense gives him.
He will more often make better decisions than he will make bad ones but there are times he tends to trust his arm too much and tries to fit it in between two defenders causing either an interception or a pass break up.
He is 6'6 220 which is a good size for the position.
He is a long strider and can outrun defenders. against Ohio State in 2019 he had a long TD run and you clearly saw his speed and his ability to eat a lot of grass with his strides.
Play-Making Ability
He is a threat both to pass and run. He can escape pressure within the pocket and throw an accurate football on the move with plenty of velocity.
He has been really productive during his college career throwing a 4 to 1 TD to INT ratio. 30 TD to 4 INT 3280 yards 65.2% 36 TD to 8 INT 3665 yards 65.8%
He has got the size and mobility to be one of the elite QB's in the league but what makes him special is his anticipation and how he is throwing the football to specific locations rather than directly to the receiver.
I don't know as I have not met him before.
He seems consistent throughout his play and showcases patience with his reads to take the underneath defender. He could use work in scanning the whole field a bit better but that will improve with time and experience.
He has got a ton of upside and potential and he is still only entering his 3rd year of college. He has good a really strong arm, his mechanics are solid and he has got good mobility. He uses his lower body to throw as well which many strong-armed QBs forget to do. He is also 6'6 220 which is really good size for the QB position. He does look off the safety and throws with good anticipation and accuracy across the field as well. There is a lot to like with this Trevor Lawrence and he can really be special given the right situation.
He needs to read the entire field a bit better. He oftentimes reads his outlet receiver and his number one receiver and he fails to read the number 3 receiver on the field. He also needs to make sure to use his mobility more than he does. He can really run with those long strides and should use that more than outside read options.
Overall Analysis
Overall he has got a similar athletic profile to Colin Kapernick but he is a much better passer. He has got extremely high potential and with the right coaching in the NFL he can become a top 5 QB in the league. One thing that is very important to note is that he has played with a lot of talented receivers during his time at Clemson but he also wins very big games. I think he is a Top 5 talent and should be the first player off the board in next year's draft. Round 1 (Top 5) Team Fits (Carolina, Chicago, Pittsburg)
Compares to
Ben Roethlisberger
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak