In the most expected move in college athletics, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will leave the school for the NFL this year.
Lawrence thanked the university and declared for the NFL draft in a lengthy video posted on Wednesday.
Thank you, Clemson… pic.twitter.com/JDbM8aYYGv
— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) January 6, 2021
Lawrence is nearly unanimous as the projected top overall pick for April’s draft. He is also considered the top QB.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. lists Lawrence as the No. 1 QB, ahead of Ohio State’s Justin Fields, BYU’s Zach Wilson, Alabama’s Mac Jones and North Dakota State’s Trey Lance as first-round quarterbacks.
Kiper’s overall top three (from Dec. 17) is Lawrence, Oregon’s Penei Sewell and Fields.