Clemson QB and potential No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence tosses 5 TD’s in first half vs. Georgia Tech
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence had himself a historic first half against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday.
Lawrence, who is widely expected to be the first passer taken in the 2021 NFL Draft, threw five touchdowns in the first half alone.
Trevor Lawrence at HALFTIME
▪️391 passing yards
▪️5 TDs pic.twitter.com/nrkQTks9VT
— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 17, 2020
Trevor Lawrence finished the game 24-of-32 for 404 yards, five touchdowns and one interception for Clemson. NFL teams in need of a quarterback were likely salivating watching the youngster tear up the Yellow Jackets’ defense, as Lawrence showed off his rocket arm and agility on a bevy of plays.
The New York Jets, New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons are the only winless teams in the NFL entering Week 6. While all three teams have a viable starting quarterback, it’s hard to envision the Jets and Falcons passing on Lawrence should they get one of the top selections in the 2021 draft.
The Jets have Sam Darnold, but he hasn’t been all that impressive since coming out of USC. The Falcons, meanwhile, have former MVP Matt Ryan. However, the franchise could be headed for a rebuild after firing head coach Dan Quinn and Ryan—though he’s put up good numbers—hasn’t been able to lead Atlanta to too many wins since the team blew their 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl a few years back.
As for the Giants, they have former Duke star Daniel Jones as the starting quarterback. He’s been solid since taking over Eli Manning, though he’s been a turnover machine, so maybe the Giants could have interest in Lawrence as well.