1:31 PM 06/13/2019 | Editorial
David Hookstead | Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
Don’t expect Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence to be sitting out bowl games anytime soon.
Some star players have sat out bowl games in the recent years so that they can prepare for the NFL draft and not risk injury. The merits of such a decision are certainly up for debate, but the national champion made it clear he won’t be doing it. (RELATED: Clemson Football Coach Dabo Swinney Gets $93 Million Extension)
“Sitting out bowl games and stuff, that’ll never be me. You won’t have to worry about writing those stories,” Lawrence told ESPN.
In the same ESPN profile, one GM told the sports network the young man would have been a top-five pick in the 2019 NFL draft as a teenager.
This is a great quote from Lawrence because it goes to show he has so much to lose with the NFL on the line and he still won’t let his guys down.
It’s not like Clemson would be playing in a joke of a bowl. Dabo Swinney’s guys compete for national titles and have won two over the past three years.
Lawrence and company rolled last season, and