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After starting his first minicamp session as a limited participant due to a minor hamstring injury on Monday, rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence seemingly used his “frustration” as fuel Tuesday to end the two-day period. In fact, the 2021 No. 1 overall pick appeared to be the star of Tuesday’s practice as the Jags slightly increased his reps, catching the eyes of many in attendance.
Per Mark Long of the Associated Press, Lawrence had his best day in the red-zone (where the offense struggled at times during OTAs). ESPN’s Michael DiRocco added that Lawrence’s ball placement and decision-making was solid on the day as the rookie’s hamstring appears to be getting better.
Jags fans couldn’t ask for a better ending to minicamp as Lawrence’s day is positive news for his stock report. Per Hays Carlyon of 1010XL and Jaguars reporter J.P. Shadrick, the two most notable passes everyone was raving about went to speedster Phillip Dorsett. One was in tight coverage and the other was a back-shoulder throw.
Lawrence’s day is a testament to what the coaches have been saying about his ability to bounce back and not get too high or low. It also speaks volumes about the coaching he’s receiving from coordinator Darrell Bevell and passing game assistant Brian Schottenheimer, both of whom he spoke on Monday.
“[The learning process with them] has been great. Obviously [they’re] two great offensive minds that have been able to work together and come up with a great scheme,” Lawrence said on Monday. “I think the best thing about the offense is it gives the quarterback a lot of answers. So, you have a lot of tools, you just have to know how to use them.
“That’s something for me, now that I pretty much know most of system, it’s figuring out how to put us in the best situation because Coach Bev[ell] and Coach Schotty give us answers. [It’s] just being able to use them, like I said, and that’s something that takes a little bit of practice and reps. It’s something that I’m not really that used to in college, so I think that we’re making great progress there.”
Now, it will be on Lawrence and his coaches to transfer their success to training camp when the pads go on. With that set to take place in late July, the young quarterback should be fully healed and ready to go for the phase of the offseason that will be the most important for him.