Following successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, projected No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence is expected to be full go for NFL training camp later this year, a positive development for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Urban Meyer, who most are picking to select the Clemson signal caller.

In a recent interview this week with NFL Network, Meyer said he called for Lawrence’s Pro Day last week so he and a couple of his new coaches could get an up-close view of his talent prior to surgery.

”We did a Zoom call with him, and I asked him — there are three choices you have. No. 1, you can wait until March 11 Pro Day – but now you are getting near August [for a recovery time],” Meyer said on NFL Network, via Jacksonville.com. ‘That’s getting late because it’s a five-month recovery. It’s a six-month injury. The second thing, you can not throw.

”He’s probably a good enough player, but he said, ‘I’m not doing that.’ Third thing, I said why don’t you just grab the ball and go throw for a little bit? I’d like to send our coordinator and passing-game coordinator to watch. They’ve never seen him. I’ve seen him, so he said, ‘Let’s go.'”

After throwing the football with efficiency during the short session in front of pro scouts, Lawrence acknowledged Meyer’s presence. New Jaguars offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and passing game coordinator Brian Schottenheimer were also in attendance inside Clemson’s practice facility.

“I saw him, saw a lot of the guys coming through,” Lawrence said. “Just waved at him really quick. Can’t really communicate out here. It’s been cool to see all the teams come out. Cool opportunity. Definitely a cool thing to experience and glad I was still able to do it obviously.”

Bevell said prior to Lawrence’s Pro Day seeing him in action was vital.

 

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