Brett Favre is a Corridor of Fame quarterback, so he is aware of a factor or two about game-changing signal-callers.
But it surely appears the previous Packers and Vikings nice has undervalued the man who needs to be the No. 1 general participant taken within the 2021 NFL Draft.
Favre, in a Saturday interview with TMZ, advised the Jaguars forgo drafting Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the highest general decide. Sure, that Trevor Lawrence — the identical Trevor Lawrence who has been a lock for the highest participant of his draft class at the very least since he was a freshman in 2018 (and maybe courting again to his senior 12 months of highschool).
“I’ve seen (Lawrence) play. And I believe he’s actually good,” Favre advised TMZ. “I do not know if Jacksonville, in my view, I do not know if quarterback is their instant want — in all probability numerous wants that they’ve.”
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So who, then, does Favre counsel they take?
“I’d take (Alabama receiver) DeVonta Smith,” he mentioned. “The final two video games I’ve watched this man play, I imply, I’m blown away with how good — figuring out that groups know that he’s going to get the ball — and he dominates. I believe you go along with a man like that.”
That is definitely a method the Jags might method the draft.
It is true that Smith is among the high gamers of this class: He earned the single-most embellished season ever for a receiver in 2020, catching 117 passes for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns, all in 13 video games. However his dimension (he is listed at 6-1, 175 kilos) has led many analysts to query precisely how excessive he needs to be chosen. Sporting Information’ Vinnie Iyer projects the Jets to take him at No. 2 overall, however mock drafts from different shops have additionally thought of LSU receiver Ja’Marr Chase the highest participant out there on the place.
Favre can be proper inasmuch Jacksonville has a couple of crew want. However not one of the guys on Jacksonville’s roster — Gardner Minshew, Jake Luton or Mike Glennon — can measure as much as Lawrence, who’s grouped alongside Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck as the most effective quarterback prospects since John Elway. At 6-6, 220 kilos, Lawrence’s is a scintillating mix of measurables, arm energy, athleticism and soccer acuity.
Favre has a solution for that, too:
“Nothing in opposition to Trevor Lawrence, however I believe you’ll find a free agent man, or a man within the latter rounds or a mid-rounds within the draft,” he mentioned. “However you simply don’t discover a man like a … (Smith) might be a Jerry Rice. He might be — totally different — however a Randy Moss. A complete game-changer. However once more, a unique fashion of participant. Simply an unbelievable participant.”
Once more: What NFL govt would threat passing up Lawrence for a middle-of-the-road quarterback? And whereas it is true Smith could find yourself being the following Rice or Moss, standard knowledge says to go for the man who might be the following Elway.