Trevor Lawrence earned tons of credit for Clemson’s victory over Alabama, and although he rightfully deserved the praise, another star player isn’t sold on the freshman quarterback.
In his two games during the College Football Playoff, Lawrence finished with a combined total of 674 passing yards, six touchdowns and zero turnovers.
While all the buzz surrounding Lawrence’s draft status can be considered premature, it’s pretty clear that he has all the potential in the world.
However, Quinnen Williams isn’t that impressed with Clemson’s quarterback. Despite watching his defense surrender 37 points against the Tigers on Monday, the star defensive lineman believes the majority of the respect should go to the wideouts.
Although Justyn Ross and Tee Higgins were phenomenal on the biggest stage, there were several throws from Lawrence that left the audience in awe.
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Instead of talking about the true freshman in a positive light, Williams took an interesting approach to his postgame comments.
“No, they really didn’t do anything that caught us off guard. We knew everything was coming,” Williams told AL.com. “Trevor Lawrence threw the ball up — it ain’t like he just put it on the money, dropped dimes, none of that. He just threw them up and the receivers made plays. You’ve got to give all the respect to the receivers.”
Whether or not Williams wants to admit it, Lawrence might just be a once-in-a-generation talent at quarterback. He finished his season with 30 touchdowns and only four interceptions.
As for Williams, he’s projected to be a top five selection in the NFL Draft.