At this point in the NFL draft process, we’ve heard every comparison under the sun when it comes to virtual top-overall Trevor Lawrence, including three former No. 1 picks – at the same time.
Here’s one you won’t see in most scouting reports: Stephen Curry. The comparison comes straight from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, who said the way Lawrence threw the ball was “just different” – much like Curry’s ability to shoot 3s was something the NBA had never seen before would have.
Swinney first made the comparison in February on Lawrence ‘pro day, saying, “It’s a beautiful thing to see. It’s like watching Steph Curry shoot basketball, isn’t it? It’s just fun to watch. “
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Swinney doubled this comparison again during an appearance on Monday on the “Move The Sticks” podcast:
“You see Steph Curry shoot the ball and you just go, ‘Wow’, just to sit there and watch this guy shoot the basketball,” Swinney said. “Well, this is how you feel when you watch Trevor throw football. When you see him live and see him move, just say, “Wow.” It’s just different.
The comparisons didn’t stop there either. Swinney said Lawrence also has the potential to be an international superstar, something only the best NFL players can achieve due to relatively little interest outside of North America.
“He’s a franchise type. I think Trevor can be an international superstar,” said Swinney. “There aren’t many soccer players who have become international superstars. Part of that is just because we all wear helmets and uniforms and that makes us identify. Then you take the helmets off and you become a normal person and sometimes you submit a. Trevor doesn’t. ” t interfere. “
If there’s one player in this drafting class prepared for that kind of fame, it’s Lawrence. Former # 1 recruit in the 2018 class has been considered a virtual ban on the NFL since high school. Then he was already in his first year as a suspension for the number 1 in the overall standings. He showed no weaknesses throughout the design process. The only problem – and a stupid one at that – is that people were questioning his motivation to play football after comments he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated.
Even so, the feeling that Lawrence will be # 1 is so ubiquitous that Jaguar fans – whose team holds # 1 overall – have already sent wedding favors to Lawrence and his wife Marissa.