It’s not unusual for NFL draft prospects to attract comparisons to related athletes within the scouting course of. That’s very true for gamers equivalent to Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, thought-about a once-in-a-generation expertise and near-unanimous alternative for the highest choose of the draft.
But NFL quarterback-turned-ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky took it a step additional on Friday’s episode of “Get Up!”, portraying Lawrence as a veritable Frankenstein’s monster when he claimed he had comparable property to three former No. 1 total draft alternatives.
“Trevor Lawrence is Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Matthew Stafford variety of balled up into one,” Orlovsky said. “I believe that his mind is Peyton Manning-like. … And then with the expertise degree of Andrew Luck and Matthew Stafford.”
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High, excessive reward from Orlovsky, a 12-year NFL veteran. And it is true that Lawrence represents a hardly ever seen mix of elite quarterback traits, from his command of the offense at Clemson, unimaginable arm power, throwing accuracy and athleticism. Lawrence, recovering from surgical procedure to his non-throwing rotator cuff, possible cemented his standing as the highest choose in his private professional day.
What makes Lawrence so attractive as a participant, Orlovsky mentioned, is his potential to mix that elite bodily expertise with equally spectacular fundamentals.
“His foundation fundamentally is elite. … This guy’s got No. 1 talent as well,” Orlovsky mentioned. “So we’re talking elite fundamentals, which matter, combined with elite talent — he’s going to be a rock star. He’s going to be an absolute stud. … There’s no one close to Trevor Lawrence in the draft when it comes to the quarterback position.”