Just about everybody understands the Jacksonville Jaguars are selecting former Clemson Tigers superstar quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft that opens April 29.
Mia O'Brien of First Coast News raised eyes on Monday by suggesting the Jaguars have already shared a "playbook" of sorts with the to-be rookie signal-caller:
NFL Network’s @RapSheet reporting #Jaguars have given Trevor Lawrence playbook for the fall, seeing what he likes.— Mia O'Brien (@MiaOBrienTV) April 12, 2021
“He’s already talking and retaining information like a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars”
O'Brien was referencing comments made by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport during a Monday segment on NFL Network:
From NFL Now: The #Jaguars have spent their hours zooming with QB Trevor Lawrence, and he's impressed them with his retention of their scheme. Similar to the #Bengals and Joe Burrow last year, Jax has made the most of its time with the presumptive No. 1 pick. pic.twitter.com/pMpFz0BB1o— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 12, 2021
None of this should surprise any observer who has been following the draft class since even before Lawrence officially declared for this year's player-selection process in January. As of the second Monday of April, one would have to actively search to find a reputable mock draft that doesn't begin with the Jaguars choosing Lawrence ahead of every other available player.
"The Jaguars have done their homework on all of the top quarterback prospects, but all signs point to Lawrence going to Jacksonville," NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah wrote last week.