JACKSONVILLE – Two weeks in, Trevor Lawrence likes what he sees.
He likes the progress the Jaguars' offense has made through two weeks of 2022 Training Camp, and the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft likes how he feels physically.
He likes the second part a lot.
"I feel like my arm got a lot stronger this offseason," Lawrence said Monday after a near two-and-a-half-hour practice on Day 10 of '22 camp at Episcopal School of Jacksonville Knight Sports Campus.
Lawrence – the Jaguars' starting quarterback – didn't play in a preseason-opening loss to the Las Vegas Raiders in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, Thursday. Offensive coordinator Press Taylor on Monday said coaches don't yet know if Lawrence will play in Friday's preseason home opener against the Cleveland Browns at TIAA Bank Field.
"We'll see," Taylor said Monday. "That's still stuff we're getting into. There's a chance. We'll continue to have those conversations."
Said Lawrence, "Of course you want to play, but you also realize it's a long season. It's a marathon. Whenever the time comes, I'll be ready to roll."
Lawrence, who has looked confident, poised and accurate through most of his second NFL training camp, said he likes the work he and the offense have done in 10 training camp practices. The Jaguars had their most physical practice of camp to date on Sunday.
Monday's practice was the longest of camp to date.
"There's no doubt you get great work in during the week," Lawrence said. "That's why we practice, especially the way our defense is. They do a lot of different things. It's great as a quarterback going against that every day. It makes you think. It makes you really communicate with each other on offense. That's been great all of camp."
Lawrence, who threw 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions as a rookie last season, said he feels better entering '22 camp because he was able to prepare better. He underwent surgery on his non-throwing surgery last offseason before the Jaguars selected him.
"I had a full offseason [this offseason] to work on what I think I needed to work on," Lawrence said. "There was a lot of stuff going on [last offseason with pre-draft workouts, rehab and draft preparation] and I just didn't feel like I could really get my body in shape the way I wanted to. I was in shape, but as far as my arm, I would have liked to have been a little sharper.
"I worked really hard [this offseason] on keeping everything tighter, being more fluid in my motion. I feel like the ball's coming out from every angle the way I want it to."
The Jaguars worked Monday in temperatures that reached 82 degrees and felt like 90. The practice featured extensive one-on-one work, a team run session, seven-on-seven work and 11-on-11 team drills.
The Jaguars are practicing on the Episcopal sports campus while construction continues on their sports performance facility adjacent to TIAA Bank Field. That facility is projected to be complete by 2023 training camp.
Here's a look at Monday's practice:
PLAY OF THE DAY
- Wide receiver Zay Jones, who has flashed throughout '22 camp, ran a crossing route and caught a pass from Lawrence over the middle. He turned up the right sideline for about a 40-yard gain. Jones, who signed as an unrestricted free agent from the Raiders in March, has worked with the first-team offense extensively in camp along with wide receivers Christian Kirk and Marvin Jones Jr. "He's been great," Lawrence said of Zay Jones. "Zay had a great day. He's a really smart player. He gets open really well. He uses his length. He has speed. He's a great player and it's been fun building that connection with him."
- In a third-and-goal situation from the four-yard line, cornerback Shaquill Griffin reached out his hand and broke up a pass from Lawrence intended for Jones on the goal line on the right side of the end zone. …
- Second-year right tackle Walker Little blocked rookie outside linebacker/No. 1 overall selection Travon Walker in two one-on-one pass rush drills. …
- Kirk caught a long touchdown pass from Lawrence in 7-on-7 work. …
- Right tackle Jawaan Taylor, out last week with a hamstring issue, returned to practice Monday and rotated with Little with the first team; the two are competing in '22 camp for the starting position, with Little starting Thursday's Hall of Fame game. Rookie linebacker Devin Lloyd worked in individual drills Monday, but not in 11-on-11 work, continuing his recovery from a hamstring injury at the start of training camp. Backup quarterback C.J. Beathard got time in 11-on-11 work after missing the first two weeks of training camp with a groin injury sustained late in the offseason program in June.
- Kirk rolled an ankle Monday during practice, but is expected to be fine. …
- Jones and nose tackle DaVon Hamilton had cramping Monday, but are expected to be fine. …