In-person medical exams are taking place this weekend for NFL draft prospects, and almost 150 potential draftees are already in Indianapolis getting checked and scanned in advance of the draft on April 29.
One high-profile person won't be joining them: likely No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence.
The Clemson quarterback had surgery in February to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, so while it seems odd that he's missing medical exams that could reveal how his surgically-repaired shoulder is healing, he's got a really good reason for being absent. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, he's getting married to his girlfriend Marissa Mowry this weekend.
Lawrence and Mowry have been engaged since July 2020, when he proposed to her on the field at Clemson's Memorial Stadium.
It's strange that a potential top draft pick with a healing shoulder is completely missing these medical exams, but Lawrence has nothing to lose or gain by missing them. He's the consensus No. 1 pick, and getting married instead of an MRI won't change that. Are the Jacksonville Jaguars going to cross a potential franchise quarterback off their draft list because he decided to tie the knot? Even if that feels like a very Jaguars thing to do, not even they would do that.
Congratulations and best wishes to Trevor and Marissa. Spending a Saturday marrying the love of your life sounds infinitely more fun than getting physicals with 150 fellow draft prospects.
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