With the NFL regular season in the final stages, it is a good opportunity to think about players who have enhanced their stock in the second half of the year. Below are seven players I will be watching through the NFL playoffs and into the offseason.
After a sterling college career at Clemson where he led the Tigers to a national championship in 2018, Lawrence was considered one of the best quarterback prospects since Peyton Manning. Drafted #1 overall by Jacksonville in 2021, Lawrence’s play was uneven for his first season and a half.
During this time, he posted solid overall statistics but showed a maddening proclivity for throwing pick-sixes and turning the ball over in the red zone.
The second half of 2022 has been a different story, as Lawrence appears to have turned a corner in his development. Since week nine against the Raiders, he has an average passer rating of 110, has a completion percentage of more than 70%, and has not thrown an interception. One of Lawrence’s rookie cards is found in 2021 Donruss Optic. A PSA 9 copy of this card costs $30, while a PSA 10 version is $80.