The Jaguars “franchise savior” finally had his first NFL practice and the Trevor Lawrence era officially began in Jacksonville. The Jaguars were among the other NFL teams that held their rookie minicamp this weekend, and Lawrence was happy with his first experience with the organization.
Trevor Lawrence was the highest-graded QB in almost a decade. So naturally, all eyes were on the Clemson alum heading into the last weekend. However, the 2021 NFL draft’s first overall pick was limited to a pitch count of only 30-40 balls. But Trevor Lawrence understands the Jaguars organization.
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Trevor Lawrence recapped his reserved rookie minicamp.
Trevor Lawrence was limited in practice. The reason for that is because he’s almost three months removed from surgery on his non-throwing shoulder.
“Yeah man, it was great.” Lawrence said about his first practice sessions in the league. “… I had a good day with all the rookies and just getting out there, putting things together physically. You know, we’ve been working the past few days, mentally, and just getting ready. All of the guys kind of—you know, we’re going on install, so [we’re] kind of thinking a lot. But it feels really good to get out there and get some reps all together.”
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Yeah, I mean, I really appreciate the staff here,” Lawrence said. ” [They’re] just looking out for my best interest, trying to slowly get me back in game shape and throwing shape for practice, so I can go out there full-go whenever the whole team is back together.
“But yeah, I’m wanting to go out there and throw a lot, but we’re keeping it at around 30 to 40 balls, not including the warm-up. So, we’re keeping it light just to make sure I’m feeling good.”
Trevor Lawrence says right now he’s getting about 30-40 balls per practice and the left shoulder is feeling great –
“For me,I want to get out there and throw and go but I know i have to be smart and take it slow.” pic.twitter.com/xT1sABsbgV
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We’ve had two good days, I mean, there’s only so much you can do with only 15 guys or so, but I think we’ve made the most of it. Everyone has the right mentality and it’s been a very productive two days. I know for me, I feel like I’m in a way better spot than I was before that first practice.”
Trevor Lawrence will, in all likeliness, be the starting QB for the Jacksonville Jaguars come Week 1. So in a completely new surrounding, the rookie minicamp will definitely help him get acclimatized to the new team