Lawrence: Shoulder 'feeling great,' but patient approach best long term
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the midst of their three-day rookie minicamp, with fans able to get their first look at No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence in action.

Lawrence took the field with his first-year teammates, but the quarterback's snaps were limited after undergoing left shoulder surgery in February.

While the former Clemson star is eager to fully participate, he acknowledged Saturday that the best long-term play is to be patient with his recovery.

"I really appreciate the staff here looking out for my best interests, trying to slowly get me back in game shape and throwing shape for practice, so I can go out there full-go whenever the whole team's back together," said Lawrence.

"That's been good for me. I want to go out there and just throw and go, but I think it's better for me in the long run just to take it slow and get acclimated.

He added, "(The shoulder) is feeling great, no complaints here. I'm making great progress but still got to be smart and take it easy."

Lawrence said he's capped at 30-40 throws a session, not including his warmup.

The 21-year-old is facing sky-high expectations for his first season after being widely pegged as the best quarterback prospect to enter the draft since Andrew Luck in 2012.

Lawrence is taking over a team that went 1-15 last season and has just 12 combined wins since making it to the AFC Championship Game during the 2017 campaign.

The young passer is paired with first-year head coach Urban Meyer, who made the leap to the NFL after winning three national titles at the college level.

Lawrence and Co. will begin their nine-week voluntary offseason program on May 24.

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