Expected top pick Lawrence throws for Meyer, NFL teams

FILE - Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against LSU during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans, in this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, file photo.  Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was among 98 juniors granted eligibility by the NFL into the draft, while national championship-winning QBs Mac Jones from Alabama and Trevor Lawrence from Clemson were among another 30 players eligible after completing their degrees and deciding not to play more in college. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
FILE - Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against LSU during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans, in this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, file photo. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was among 98 juniors granted eligibility by the NFL into the draft, while national championship-winning QBs Mac Jones from Alabama and Trevor Lawrence from Clemson were among another 30 players eligible after completing their degrees and deciding not to play more in college. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence worked out for several NFL personnel including his expected future pro coach, Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The national championship winner is projected as the No. 1 overall pick in April's NFL draft, the spot held by the Jaguars.

Lawrence had planned to throw on Clemson's Pro Day on March 11, but moved up things when he learned he'd need surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder. Lawrence said doctors have told him he should be able to throw within six to eight weeks of surgery.

Along with Meyer, Jacksonville's offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and passing game coordinator Brian Schottenheimer were in attendance.

Others watching Lawrence's session were new Atlanta coach Arthur Smith and New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas.

Lawrence threw about 40 passes, moving from short swing patterns to red zone tosses before finishing with several throws between 50 and 60 yards.

While 16 NFL teams attended, the 6-foot-6 Lawrence with the cannon arm and flowing air doesn't figure to get past the Jaguars. Meyer stood within a few yards of his future quarterback while talking with Clemson coach Dabo Swinney.

“I was pretty pleased with it,” Lawrence said. “Like anything, there are a few throws you want back. But overall it was a good day.”