Lawrence didn't take part in 11-on-11 drills Monday due to a minor hamstring issue that coach Urban Meyer had decided to take precautions with, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports. It doesn't sound like Lawrence would have been in danger to miss had it been a game day, especially considering he still took part in the 7-on-7 portion of the session. He still has plenty of offseason to prepare but likely will aim to miss as little as possible as he gets acclimated to the top level of football heading into his rookie season.
Lawrence performed well during this week's OTAs and did not seem to have any issue with his non-throwing shoulder, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports. Perhaps more importantly, head coach Urban Meyer suggested the No.1 overall pick was "not necessarily on a pitch count," further indicating Lawrence is not restricted in any way after undergoing surgery to address a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The Clemson product is expected to compete with Gardner Minshew for the starting role and likely should be considered the favorite for the job entering training camp.
Lawrence (shoulder) is scheduled to participate in the Jaguars' rookie minicamp this month, but the team will likely limit his activity, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. According to Rapoport, the Jaguars will restrict the amount of reps Lawerence handles mostly as a precaution while he continues to recover from February surgery to address a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder). The No. 1 overall pick should be free of restrictions for the start of training camp, when he'll stake his claim to the starting role over incumbent Gardner Minshew.
The Jaguars selected Lawrence (shoulder) in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, first overall. The long-anticipated first overall pick is officially a Jacksonville Jaguar. Lawrence heads to the NFL as the best prospect at his position in at least a decade after a decorated career at Clemson in which he showed all the traits of a future franchise quarterback. Lawrence (6-foot-6, 213 pounds) took over the starting job for the Tigers as a true freshman and delivered a National Championship victory over Alabama. He finished his collegiate career with a 66.6 percent completion rate on 758 attempts, compiling 10,098 yards, 90 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions while adding nearly 1,000 yards on the ground. Lawrence brings elite arm strength and accuracy, as well as a rare feel for the game. He projects to be the Day 1 starter for the Jaguars as they begin a new chapter under head coach Urban Meyer. Lawrence has already begun throwing after undergoing surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in February.
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|11||11/21||San Francisco 49ers||9||18.25|
|13||12/05||@Los Angeles Rams||1||15.56|
|16||12/26||@New York Jets||29||24.75|
|17||01/02||@New England Patriots||4||17.88|