Trevor Lawrence

Trevor Lawrence

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College: Clemson
Jacksonville Jaguars

2023 Season Outlooks

Lawrence will enter the 2023 draft cycle as one of the most popular breakout picks at quarterback, and there's a lot to like about his projection. Lawrence made massive strides across the board in key metrics like touchdown rate, yards per attempt and completion percentage. He also started to convert his athleticism into points with five touchdowns on the ground. His 2023 supporting cast only gets better with the addition of Calvin Ridley. With his price likely to inflate as draft season unfolds, it's important to note Lawrence finished as a QB1 in just six games in 2022 and he had three weekly finishes outside the top 24. If you want to swing for Lawrence's upside, you'll probably have to grab him in Round 5.

Lawrence showed serious improvement in Year 2 after Urban Meyer helped waste his rookie year. An ascending Jaguars offense should be even better with WR Calvin Ridley entering the mix.

Lawrence likely doesn’t have the rushing ceiling to challenge for the top of the QB rankings. But we’re betting on mid-QB1 production. Keep him in draft consideration across formats.

What We Learned Last YearTrevor Lawrence doesn’t suck.Most of us were pretty sure he didn’t. But a terrible rookie year made it much easier to wonder.Last season mercifully found Doug Pederson replacing Urban Meyer and featured a big Lawrence turnaround.Lawrence went from 33rd among QBs in fantasy points per game in 2021 to 11th last season.He ranked:12th in passing yards per game18th in yards per pass attempt18th in passing TD rate13th in completion rate10th among QBs in rushing yardsT-5th in rushing TDs10th in carriesLawrence dramatically improved his Pro Football Focus passing grade, ranking 14th among 48 QBs with 100+ dropbacks. He finished 36th in 2021.Lawrence also appeared to improve over the second half.Through Week 8, he tied for 30th in PFF passing grade.From Week 9 through the playoffs, he ranked third.Nothing big changed at that point in the season, other than Jacksonville trading RB James Robinson. So it’s fair to wonder how much he got boosted by positive matchups and/or how much the first-half performance got weighed down by especially bad outings at Philly in Week 4 and vs. Denver in Week 8.In addition to the coaching change, the Jaguars signed WR Christian Kirk, WR Zay Jones, and TE Evan Engram in free agency last year.Jacksonville also traded for Calvin Ridley during the season, though a league suspension kept him from joining the team.
What to Expect in 2023Swapping out Marvin Jones Jr. (gone to Detroit) for Ridley should make the receiving corps even better. Ridley hasn’t played a game since October 24, 2021. But his last full season found the wideout ranked 13th in PFF receiving grade.Ridley’s career 12.9-yard average depth of target is 3.3 longer than the 2022 aDOTs for both Christian Kirk and Zay Jones. It also beats each player’s career mark.That means Ridley likely enhances the downfield ability of this receiving corps.That would be good for Lawrence, whose aDOT decreased from his rookie season to last year. College found him pushing the ball a little deeper: 9.5-yard aDOT vs. 8.0 so far in the pros.Lawrence says he’s excited about Ridley: “He’s been awesome. He’s hungry. He’s excited to be here. He’s got the right attitude, I think that’s the biggest thing that I’ve noticed. And then on the field, he’s a freak — just the way he runs routes, how explosive he is, great hands.”Lawrence’s rushing performance will be interesting to watch. Last year’s Jaguars decreased his designed runs slightly (by nine total). He also scored all five of his rushing TDs from inside the 5-yard line, finding the end zone on five of six opportunities in that range. Lawrence rushed four times in the same range in 2021, with just one TD.He finished seventh in total fantasy points; 10th among QBs in percentage of fantasy points that came from rushing TDs.Among those ahead of him, only Jalen Hurts and Josh Allen relied on rushing TDs for more of their fantasy points.Lawrence entered the NFL with plenty of speed and college rushing production. He especially liked to punch it in himself near the goal line at Clemson (17 rushing scores over his final two years).There will always be luck involved in how many TDs a player scores. But expect rushing production to remain a meaningful component in Lawrence’s fantasy output.

It's common for QBs selected in the first round of the NFL draft to make a big leap in Year 2 and that's exactly what we saw from Lawrence in 2022. The 2021 No. 1 pick was certainly a bit boom/bust (seven fantasy weeks in the top six and six finishes outside the top 20), but he finished no lower than 10th among QBs in pass attempts, completions, yards and TDs, as well as rushing attempts, yards and TDs. The 23-year-old's best days are likely ahead of him and, while the offensive line is a concern, a good group of targets led by Christian Kirk, Travis Etienne and Evan Engram will be even better with Calvin Ridley in the mix. Lawrence is a midrange QB1 with upside for more.

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2023 Fantasy Football Draft Projections

Pass Yds Pass TD Pass Int Rush Yds Rush TD
4205.4 27.4 10.9 282.0 3.6

2023 Average Draft Position (ADP)



Pick 5.10



Pick 5.07



Pick 5.08



Pick 2.03

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