2021 NFL Draft: 5 teams that are perfect fits for Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers
Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /

If Trevor Lawrence comes out of school a year early, he’ll be the top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Here are five NFL teams we’d love to see him end up with.

Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence will be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He’ll walk up on that stage in Cleveland and be greeted by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with a No. 1 jersey of the team he’s joining. It’s a year out, but there’s no way Lawrence returns to Clemson for a senior year, especially if he wins the Tigers another national title or takes home the Heisman.

Heading into the 2020 NFL season, the presumptive favorite to draft Lawrence is the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. Though they like what they have in second-year pro Gardner Minshew, they’re not expected to win many games this fall. If the Jaguars have the No. 1 pick next spring, they won’t think for a second and draft the best quarterbacking talent they will ever have.

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While North Florida and London will love having Lawrence’s flowing golden mane help their favorite NFL team win ball games, it’d be kind of a shame if he went to a dysfunctional franchise playing in one of the smallest markets in the league. What if Lawrence somehow got to play on a huge stage or for a team with a deep tradition in winning. Where do we really want him to go?

Here are five teams we would want to see Lawrence play for if he does enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

Los Angeles Rams. player. 51. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. NFC. West. 5

It’s not happening because general manager Les Snead is 21st Century Ted Stepien, giving away first-round picks like they’re going out of style. 2020 is a critical year for the Los Angeles Rams, as we really need to see if quarterback Jared Goff can become a top-tier passer in this league. Admittedly, he’s fine for the Rams but looks like a lesser version of Matt Ryan with every snap.

If the Rams were to somehow give up every first-round draft pick they have remaining in the 2020s, then maybe there would be a pathway for Lawrence to come to Hollywood. With movie-star looks and a powerful right arm, Lawrence would be the star Los Angeles football desperately needs. He could be the second Rams quarterback to win a Super Bowl after only Kurt Warner.

Think about how cool the pairing of Lawrence would be with offensive genius head coach Sean McVay. While Goff has been solid when instructed exactly what to do at the line of scrimmage by McVay pre-snap, what if the Rams head coach netted the best quarterbacking prospect coming out of college since John Elway?

Los Angeles needs a superstar quarterback to help win fans over. Lawrence would be of that ilk, very much in the vein of what Magic Johnson or Kobe Bryant were on the hardwood for the Los Angeles Lakers. Add in how Lawrence could develop an inner-city rivalry with Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert and you have to be intrigued about this Rams/Lawrence pipe dream.