Match made in heaven? Urban Meyer has previously analyzed what he loves about QB Trevor Lawrence
With Urban Meyer now the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the next step comes with quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Lawrence is the presumed No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and has the potential to be a franchise player for a team that is in dire need of one. And it just so happens that Meyer’s new squad holds the top pick in the draft.
Meyer spoke on FOX College Football when he was an analyst about Lawrence and here’s what he had to say about the QB’s adaptability:
“North Carolina brings a middle blitz. He steps up, and it’s not a perfect play. As a matter of fact, for most quarterbacks, that’s a broken play,” said Meyer. “He adapts, he slides to his left, (this is third and long), completes the ball and I think Clemson loses the game if they don’t score on this drive.”
He then analyzed another one of Lawrence’s plays:
“The top two qualities, competitiveness, and toughness, you’re in a low red zone. Same drive, now you have to go score points or once again, you’re gonna lose this game,” said Meyer. “What did you do? You give the ball to your best player. The first play we’re gonna look at here is a zone read. Trevor Lawrence pulls the ball and most quarterbacks go down pre-contact, launches himself another three to four yards. Finally, to score, they run a quarterback counter, he not only launches himself and gets to the goal line, he gets three to four yards deep in the end zone.”
You can see Meyer’s full comments here:
Urban x Trevor….? 👀
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) January 14, 2021
Obviously, Jacksonville could draft any player at No. 1. But it sounds like Meyer has had a head start analyzing what he likes about the player many are expecting the Jaguars to select.