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It was a call announced months ago and there were no surprises: in the NFL Draft that started tonight in Cleveland, the first overall selection was trevor lawrenceClemson quarterback who will play in jacksonville jaguars. A 21-year-old from Knoxville, Tennessee, considered predestined and by many to be one of the most iconic and recognizable faces in football for years to come: decidedly pronounced nose, blue eyes, and shoulder-length blonde hair (some jokingly thought which could be the fourth Hanson, a band of three brothers who dominated the music charts in 1996 with the single MMMBop), was from his first appearances on the field one of the most followed and beloved players in college sports. On a technical level, Lawrence is a quarterback with an important physique (1.98 per 100 kilos) who in three years in the Ncaa has lost only two games out of thirty-six, both in the playoffs, getting the title of national champion in 2018 with those of Clemson. Tigres in his first year of college. He has a great arm, leadership, made the eyes of the insiders shine with his plays and curiously an antidivo: he does not crave the attention of the media, so much so that he attended the draft connected from home, but from the university he will bring with him Sunshine’s nickname derived from blond hair identical to that of quarterback Ronnie Sunshine Bass from the film Remember The Titans with Denzel Washington, based on a true football story. The mechanism of the star-system for the new player from Jacksonville is already understood, thanks also to the degree of marketing obtained at Clemson: in the week before the draft he signed multi-million dollar endorsement deals with Adidas, Gatorade and Bose. Waiting to raise the Jaguars (worst team of 2020 with a win in sixteen games) with new coach Urban Meyer and perhaps win an Nfl ring, another has arrived: three weeks ago Lawrence, deeply Catholic, married marissa mowryhis girlfriend since high school.

the other stars

In Cleveland before thousands of fans (many of them vaccinated), commissioner Roger Goodell then called the other thirty-one first-round picks: in two – here very few surprises – the New York Jets chose Zach Wilson, Brigham Young University quarterbacksurprising the third option of the San Francisco 49ers in the North Dakota State Quarterback Trey Lance which comes from FCS, considered a kind of NCAA Series B. The other chosen quarterbacks were stati Justin Fields of Ohio State (Chicago Bears, 11th choice) and Alabama’s Mac Jones (15, to the New England Patriots). Great attention for the fourth overall pick of the Atlanta Falcons who have focused on Kyle Pitts (Florida) making him the highest-selected tight end in NFL history: he is considered athletically “a unicorn,” 6’3″ by 250 pounds, with a 6-foot wingspan and 30-foot wingspan and a 4’44 time in a sprint run. 40 yards Receivers complete top ten Ja’Marr Chase (Cincinnati Bengals) and Jaylen Waddle (Miami Dolphins)), who will meet respective college quarterbacks Burrow and Tagovailoa, then Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell (Detroit Lions, No. 7), cornerbacks Jaycee Horn and Patrick Surtain II, called respectively by the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, and receiver Devonta Smith, called only in the tenth by Philadelphia despite winning the Heisman Trophy in 2020, the award reserved for the best college player of the season.


Rumors about Rogers

The first night of the draft also brought rumors about Aaron Rogers that at age 37, after sixteen NFL seasons with the Packers, he would have let Green Bay know that he no longer wanted to play for the Wisconsin franchise. Last season’s MVP, Rodgers, would be dissatisfied with the Packers’ behavior and frustrated by the negative results: General manager Gutekunst confirmed that he will continue with them in 2021, but trade rumors, in particular towards Denver, are increasing. We will talk about it again in these two days, in which the NFL draft will continue: the rounds are seven and the total number of choices is 259, but woe betide underestimating the names that will come out in the next forty-eight hours since in 2000 true Tom Bradywho later became the most successful player in the history of this sport, was chosen in the sixth round with the number 199.

April 30, 2021 (change April 30, 2021 | 10:38 am)

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