Potential No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence will undergo surgery on his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport says the recovery from the surgery is anywhere from 5-6 months, but notes that Lawrence should be ready to go for the opening of training camp.
Lawrence was a Heisman finalist in 2020, finishing as the runner-up to Alabama’s Devonta Smith. He also earned ACC Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year honors before Clemson lost to Ohio State in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff.
Though Clemson’s pro day is not until March, Lawrence was scheduled to throw in front of NFL scouts on Friday to give the signal-caller as much time as possible to recover.
Jacksonville is slated to pick first overall, and Lawrence has been the consensus No. 1 pick for months, which still leaves the Jets with any number of options at No. 2. BYU quarterback Zach Wilson has been a popular pick for the Gang Green among mock draft experts, as has Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell.
But would Lawrence’s injury – albeit to his non-throwing shoulder – cause the Jaguars to shy away from taking the Clemson product first overall?
While the chances are slim, there is suddenly a bit of intrigue as to whose name gets called first on April 29.