Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the consensus No. 1 pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, requires surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday.
How long Lawrence has required surgery — or to what degree it affected his play in the 2020 college football season — is unknown. But Lawrence reportedly feels comfortable enough to throw for scouts before undergoing the procedure. Per Schefter, the Clemson signal-caller will skip Clemson’s pro day in March and instead throw for teams on Feb. 12. He is expected to be ready for camp.
Projected No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence will throw for NFL teams on Feb 12th instead of participating in Clemson’s pro day next month, per his reps at @mgcsports. After that, Lawrence will undergo left labrum shoulder repair. Doctors confident he will be recovered for camp.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 5, 2021
How that works remains to be seen, considering the league on Jan. 22 sent a memo banning private workouts and facility visits from prospective draftees amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lawrence in 2020 completed 231 of 334 passes for 3,153 yards and 24 touchdowns to five interceptions, missing two games after testing positive for the coronavirus. He has long been considered a lock for the No. 1 overall pick — with a few recent exceptions — in the 2021 draft.
It’s unlikely news of Lawrence’s surgery will scare teams off, considering the collegiate career Lawrence had as one of the most purely talented, NFL-ready quarterbacks in recent memory.