Clemson football star quarterback Trevor Lawerence will be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and Mel Kiper Jr. goes so far as to guarantee it.
As far as bold predictions go and as far as guarantees go, this is not going to be earth-shattering news from NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper, Jr.
However, when appearing on SportsCenter on Saturday morning, Kiper issues a guarantee when it comes to Clemson football quarterback Trevor Lawrence and when he should expect to hear his name called in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Hint: He won’t be waiting long.
“He’s going to be the No. 1 pick overall, that’s a guarantee, and he’s special, Kiper said on SportsCenter. But you obviously want to see him play a little bit better than he did against LSU on that big stage.”
Trevor Lawrence is a lock to be the top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft
This is not much of a guarantee. This is like guaranteeing the sun will rise in the east and set in the west or that I’m going to eat the entire frozen pizza when I take it out of the oven.
This is what has been expected since Lawrence capped a record-breaking freshman season with 30 touchdowns and a national championship. He did nothing to hurt his cause as a sophomore when he led Clemson back to the National Championship Game, albeit a loss to Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers.
But with Clemson ranked No. 1 and the betting favorites to win the national championship, Lawrence will be the first pick.
The only uncertainty is which NFL team will win the “Tank for Trevor” sweepstakes and have the right to draft the most talented quarterback since Andrew Luck.
Could it be the New York Jets? How about the New York Giants?
Whoever gets Lawrence will have a superstar on their hands who will have his team ready to compete for playoff appearances and eventually Super Bowl championships.
Now, that’s more of a guarantee.