Extra Points: Lawrence, Mumphery, Packers

If it’s too early to think about the 2020 NFL Draft, then it’s definitely too early to think about the 2021 draft. Still, that’s not stopping those in the football world from daydreaming about Trevor Lawrence and his potential.

There’s nothing he can’t do,” said former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer when asked about the Clemson quarterback (via The MMQB). “The only question is if he’ll continue to do it. It’s hard to temper your excitement, because he checks every single box. Confidence, intelligence, athleticism, smarts, twitch, arm strength, power—you go through all the boxes, he’s nines or 10s. It’s like Andrew Luck.”

Lawrence, who has been termed “perfect” by mechanics coach Jordan Palmer, likely would’ve been the first pick in either this year’s draft or the 2020 draft, if he were eligible. If he declares after his true junior season at Clemson, he’s expected to be the slam dunk No. 1 pick in 2021.

Here’s more from around the league:

  • Wide receiver Keith Mumphery received $725K from Michigan State in a lawsuit settlement, as Paula Lavigne of ESPN.com writes. Mumphery was cut by the Texans in 2017 after reports surfaced that he had been banned from campus following a sexual assault accusation. Mumphery always insisted he was falsely accused, and sued Michigan State for his lost wages. The settlement will help him recoup some of those potential earnings and may help his cause as he tries to mount an NFL comeback.
  • After a disappointing season and significant spending spree, the Packers‘ profits have dropped dramatically (via The Associated Press). The good news, however, is that the Packers still turned a profit after re-signing quarterback Aaron Rodgers and signing linebacker Za’Darius Smith, linebacker Preston Smith, safety Adrian Amos, and guard Billy Smith. Ultimately, it’s an indication that the Packers are in good fiscal standing despite being a small market team.
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13 comments on “Extra Points: Lawrence, Mumphery, Packers

  1. amx19

    I’m kind of excited to see who trades their entire future away to get him
    And also who tanks to get him

    • SuperSinker

      Whom ever tanks or trades their future away is probably getting an elite QB for a decade or so.

  2. JJB0811

    Maybe I’m mistaken, but Luck hasn’t ever been to the SB and I believe played in just 1 AFC championship game. He’s not as great as everyone makes him out to be. Nice guy, good-decent QB, but def not a HoF caliber one.

    • Breezy

      Pretty sure Dilfer is referring to Luck in college, not Luck in the NFL. Although, he’s been pretty dang good when healthy.

  3. afsooner02

    oh the amount of times we have heard or read about “can’t miss” or “next big thing” or “future hall of famer”

    for every Montana or luck there is a Manziel, marinovich, mirer, akili, Mariota, jamarcus, leaf, and we could go on and on.

    • Stillers12

      And Dilfer is famous for making these outlandish claims, which is why he now coaches HS Football.

  4. Pigskin 101

    miami is going to do whatever is necessary to draft lawrence the question is when

  5. wrigleyhawkeye

    Pretty sure Packers only signed two Smiths and not a Billy Smith.

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