Trevor Lawrence is projected to be the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft – and there hasn’t been much of a debate surrounding the prediction. But Ohio State’s Justin Fields is starting to gain steam as the better QB prospect.
Lawrence has been regarded as a generational talent since his high-school days. The Clemson passer is as talented a quarterback there’s been over the past decade.
But Pro Football Focus doesn’t think Lawrence is the quarterback everyone should be talking about. Instead, Fields is garnering all the attention from the popular football site.
Despite Lawrence’s more polished resume and overall skill-set, PFF grades Fields as the better quarterback – especially in “pro like situations.” Here’s PFF’s argument regarding Fields ahead of Lawrence:
“Justin Fields should be ahead of Trevor Lawrence,” PFF said, via 247Sports. “He’s graded better, he’s graded better in pro like situations. He’s six-foot-three, it’s not like he’s some shrimpy guy that no one’s ever heard of. Justin Fields ahead of Trevor Lawrence. . . . They both project to be better than Tua (Tagovailoa).”
It seems like we’re not paying enough attention to what Fields is doing in Columbus. But it’s tough not to love what Lawrence brings to the table.
The Clemson QB has been sensational ever since his arrival at Clemson. His pocket poise and situational awareness is elite – especially in the biggest moments.
But Fields has another season to try and impress NFL scouts and overtake Lawrence as the first overall pick in the 2021 draft. He’ll try to lead the Buckeyes to their first National Championship game since 2015 this upcoming season.