After being selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Trevor Lawrence became the seventh Clemson University QB to reach the NFL via the NFL Draft, the third in the first round and the first in Tigers history chosen in the first overall pick.
The most recent was Deshaun Watson, who in the 2017 event was taken by the Houston Texans 12th overall.
Remember Tajh Boyd? Well it turns out he was the Clemson QB selected prior to Watson, this was in 2014 by the New York Jets in a sixth round pick (213th overall).
Another Tigers QB who was selected in the first round was Steve Fuller (QED), taken by the Kansas City Chiefs at 23rd overall, incidentally, part of the Chicago Bears team that won Super Bowl XX.
OTHER TIGERS QB's SELECTED
2006 | Charlie Whitehurst | 3rd round | 81 overall | San Diego Chargers
1961 | Lowndes Shingler | 9th round | 68 overall | Oakland Raiders (AFL)
1961 | Lowndes Shingler | 12th round | 156 overall | Dallas Cowboys (NFL)
1951 | Dick Hendley | 22nd round | 262 overall | Pittsburgh Steelers
Third time in the history of the Draft that the first 3 picks are QB's.
With the San Francisco 49ers selecting North Dakota State QB Trey Lance with the third overall pick in the draft, for only the third time in history the first three picks in the opening round are QBs.
The first time was in 1971:
1. Jim Plunkett (Stanford) | Patriots
2. Archie Manning (Mississippi) | Saints
3. Dan Pastorini (Santa Clara) | Oilers
The most recent was in 1999:
1. Tim Couch (Kentucky) | Browns
2. Donovan McNabb (Syracuse) | Eagles
3. Akili Smith (Oregon) | Bengals
NFL Draft 2021:
1. Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) | Jaguars
2. Zach Wilson (BYU) | Jets
3. Trey Lance (North Dakota State) | 49ers