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Jaguars tab QB Trevor Lawrence with top pick of NFL draft

Feb 12, 2021; Clemson, SC, USA;  Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence works out during Pro Day in Clemson, South Carolina. Mandatory Credit: David Platt/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports
Feb 12, 2021; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence works out during Pro Day in Clemson, South Carolina. Mandatory Credit: David Platt/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night in Cleveland.

The 6-foot-6 Lawrence will be looked on as the savior by Jacksonville fans, and is the team’s first choice under new head coach Urban Meyer.

The Heisman Trophy runner-up went 34-2 as a starter at Clemson and led the Tigers to the national championship as a freshman in 2018. He passed for 10,098 yards, 90 touchdowns and 17 interceptions and tacked on 18 rushing scores.

This was the initial time Jacksonville held the No. 1 selection after the team finished with an NFL-worst 1-15 record in the 2020 season. The Jaguars held the No. 2 pick three times, with their best selection in 1995 being offensive tackle Tony Boselli, who has been a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist the past five years.

The Jaguars also hold the No. 25 overall pick in Thursday’s draft.

–Field Level Media