Upcoming Shoulder Surgery Has No Effect in Trevor Lawrence’s Odds

Trevor Lawrence Shoulder Surgery

  • Trevor Lawrence will go under the knife next week to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
  • Lawrence looked impressive during his advanced Pro Day workout last Friday in Clemson.
  • The 21-year old is still a massive -5000 betting favorite to be picked overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Trevor Lawrence is set to underdo major shoulder surgery and is expected to be out for four to five months. But that hasn’t affected his odds to become the number 1 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.

The 21-year old former Clemson QB is still a massive -5000 betting favorite to be picked first overall in the upcoming NFL Draft which will be held in Cleveland on April 29th. Ex-Ohio State QB Justin Fields is second in the latest SportsBetting.ag oddsboard at +1200 while Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell is third at +1800 at the same sportsbook. Lawrence has been the consensus no. 1 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft in the best NFL betting sites and that hasn’t changed.

Dropping Dimes All Over the Field

Lawrence was dropping dimes all over the field while impressing the 31 people from 17 NFL teams who witnessed his 45-minute Pro Day workout in Clemson last Friday. Lawrence threw approximately 40 passes, mostly from under center, to receivers Cornell Powell, Charon Peake, Caleb Scott, and Chris Finke at Clemson’s indoor facility.

The workout was supposed to happen next month but it was hastily moved one month earlier because Lawrence is scheduled to undergo surgery on his non-throwing shoulder next week. According to him, the surgery will repair damage to the labrum in his left shoulder and wanted to get it done early in the year so that he will be cleared before the NFL training camp opens in July.

He is expected be out for four to five months and should resume throwing six to eight weeks after the surgery. Following Friday’s workout, Lawrence will no longer participate in Clemson’s Pro Day workout next month. He said that he should be ready to go in July when the NFL season starts with its camp activities.

Remarkable CFB Career

Lawrence’s remarkable career at Clemson saw him win his first 25 games as a starter and 34 out of his 36 starts overall. As a freshman, he led Clemson to the national title and was named as the CFP title game offensive player of the game. His first loss was at the 2019 CFP championship game and his second loss was during his last collegiate game against Ohio State in this past season’s CFP semifinals.

He helped Clemson win the ACC title in each of his three seasons with the Tigers. Lawrence was the 2018 ACC Rookie of the Year, 2018 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, 2020 ACC Player of the Year, and finished second in the 2020 Heisman Trophy voting. Lawrence ended his Tigers career with 10,098 passing yards, 90 touchdowns, with only 17 interceptions on 66.66% completion. He also rushed for a total of 943 yards and finished with 18 rushing touchdowns.

The 6-6 220 pound Lawrence is considered a generational talent who is expected to be a cornerstone quarterback in the NFL. Lawrence’s rare mix of size, athleticism, accuracy, and arm strength have smitten NFL scouts and all of those were in full display last Friday. Among those watching him was newly-hired Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer. The Jaguars own the no. 1 pick in the draft and are expected to pick Lawrence.

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Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.