Clemson University quarterback Trevor Lawrence does not currently reside on a Canadian Football League negotiation list.
Lawrence led the Tigers to a convincing 44-16 win against the University of Alabama in the NCAA national championship game, slicing the Crimson Tide defence for 347 yards and three touchdowns to earn game MVP honours.
Lawrence became the first true freshman quarterback to beat Alabama head coach Nick Saban since 2007 and the first to win a national title in 33 years.
That followed a 327-yard, three touchdown performance in the College Football Playoff semifinal against the University of Notre Dame.
The six-foot-six, 215-pound Lawrence was the consensus No. 1 recruit coming out of Cartersville High School in Georgia.
Lawrence took over the starting quarterback job at Clemson midway through his first season on campus. The freshman phenom threw for 3,280 yards, 30 touchdowns against four interceptions while completing over 65 per cent of his passes in 15 games.
NFL scouts are drooling about Lawrence’s pro potential. That’s the main reason Lawrence does not reside on any CFL teams neg list.
“He’ll be a first overall NFL pick,” one CFL personnel man said.
Other CFL front office types believe the 19-year-old gets picked at the top of the NFL draft and never comes north of the border.