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

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Jaguars tab QB Trevor Lawrence with top pick of NFL draft

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.

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