To say that there is pressure on Trevor Lawrence to turn the Jacksonville Jaguars on is nothing short of an understatement.
But even if he hasn’t yet played a shot for Jacksonville, the first overall draft pick already receives some praise.
One source of this acclaim is the Jacksonville linebacker Joe Schobert, who says if Lawrence can have the mental toughness to match his playing ability, his rookie season will be a success.
“Trevor has had an arm, once in a generation,” Schobert said in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, “and if we can put together the plan mentally for the rookie season in the NFL, which is always, as a quarterback, the hardest thing to do, (then) we’ll be very successful if we can get all he did. ”
Schobert, a five-year veteran, knows a thing or two about having mental toughness on a team with a losing record. He spent his rookie season playing for the 1-15 Cleveland Browns and last season playing for the 1-15 Jaguars.
It is Schobert’s belief that if Lawrence succeeds in a rookie campaign, he will not only help the Jaguars win, but will also secure a long-term initial job in Jacksonville.
“I think if he’s able to mentally put it all together, like take a new game book, understand the teams, and go against different types of athletes from the defensive side of the ball, he can be an extremely good quarterback. for the next, 10, 15, 20 years for Jacksonville, “Schobert continued.” It will be exciting to see how he progresses because he has all the tools and all the talent. “
The training camp begins for the Jaguars on Tuesday, July 27th.