Projected No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence held an early pro day Friday to show NFL teams he handles adversity well — but it could be the last time the QB throws for a while?
Last week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said the former Clemson QB would throw ahead of the team’s scheduled pro day in March so he could undergo a left labrum repair on his non-throwing shoulder.
“The original plan was to have two months training out in California, then come back March 11th and put on a show and do all that, but life happens sometimes,” Lawrence said on the ACC Network/ESPN2 following his workout at Clemson.
Lawrence said he wanted to show NFL teams he’s able to handle himself and navigate accordingly when things don’t go according to plan.
“I’m able to adjust and adapt and still willing to come out here and throw and give teams a chance to see me,” he said. “That was important to me and important to my team to make sure we made that happen.”
Lawrence said that he expects to throw again six to eight weeks following the surgery, and told ESPN it could be closer to four to five. months until he is fully cleared to play.
“Obviously it wasn’t necessarily the ideal situation and circumstances,” he said. “But I think we did a great job of just kind of maneuvering and navigating through all that.”
The former Clemson QB is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said he “should be fine by training camp.”