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Trevor Lawrence, Jags. 4. player. 35. . .

Trevor Lawrence may be a long-term issue for the Tennessee Titans.

Sure, power rankings are always subjective, and they always come down to the opinions of the man that’s writing them, but here’s a rule that you’ve probably learned by now if you read Titan Sized frequently. If you’re looking for a rookie to outrank someone who’s actually played a down of football at the professional level, then it’s probably not going to happen.

Now, naturally, there are some exceptions, and every rule can be stretched or broken. If this was a list of former first-round selections, then, absolutely. Trevor Lawrence would be placed on that list over Ryan Leaf. That isn’t the case here, however.

We’re all aware of the resume. Trevor Lawrence has been on a collision course with the NFL since he was in high school. He was USA TODAY’s High School Football Offensive Player of the Year in 2017.

At Clemson, it was clear early that he belonged. He was a Second-team All-ACC nod and the ACC’s Rookie of the Year in 2018 before leading the Tigers to the College Football Playoff National Championship and earning the CFP National Championship Offensive MVP Award for himself as a freshman.

He’s a two-time First-team All-ACC nod (2019, 2020), a First-team All-American (2020), and the ACC Football Player of the Year (2020). This is as close to a sure thing as you can find. The Jacksonville Jaguars, even with Urban Meyer are a few years away from being a serious threat, but sometime in the near future, the Tennessee Titans may have a problem with their rivals from Duval County, and Trevor Lawrence is going to be a big reason why that’s the case.