Trevor Lawrence's Development as a Runner Makes Him Impossible to Defend

Clemson Tigers QB Trevor Lawrence has learned to be dominant running out of the backfield.
Clemson Tigers QB Trevor Lawrence has learned to be dominant running out of the backfield. | Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has improved upon his magical freshman season as a passer, as his total yards, yards per attempt, touchdowns, and passer rating have all improved in his second season as a Tiger. And while his arm talent is well known, his 67-yard touchdown run that turned the tide of the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State proved that Lawrence must be considered a dual-threat quarterback from here on out.

He's some deceptively serious wheels for being such a big kid.

Lawrence has rushed for 514 yards (including a career-high 107 against Ohio State) and eight touchdowns this season, which is way up from 177 yards and one touchdown during his freshman campaign.

While this shift in style was born out of necessity, as Clemson's offensive line hasn't dominated quite on the level of recent years, Lawrence has molded himself into one of the best scramblers in all of college football. That needs to be taken into account when planning for him -- or else.

In so many ways, it makes perfect sense that Clemson has been unbeatable with Lawrence at the helm.

Lawrence has an NFL-ready arm that should take the league by storm when he gets drafted as soon as 2021, but his ability to move the sticks with legs should only make GMs salivate at the possibility of tanking for him even more. He's a game-changer, plain and simple.