Swinney raved about Lawrence on the latest episode of the "Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah & Bucky Brooks" podcast, comparing the former Tigers quarterback to Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and noting that he has what it takes to become the face of a franchise.
"You watch Steph Curry shoot the ball, and you just go, 'Wow.' Just to sit there and watch this guy shoot the basketball. Well, that's how you feel when you watch Trevor throw a football," Swinney said. "When you get to see him live and you get to see him move, you just go, 'Wow.' I mean, it's just different. He's a face-of-a-franchise guy.
"I think Trevor can be an international superstar, you know? There's not many football players that have become international superstars. I think part of that is just because we all wear helmets and uniforms and kind of get identified by that. And then you take the helmets off and become a normal person, and sometimes you blend in. Trevor doesn't blend in in any regard."
Lawrence is widely expected to be drafted No. 1 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He's already starting to leave his mark on the local community, recently pledging to donate $20,000 to Jacksonville charities.