Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Daniel Jones

Quarterback
School: Duke | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5.2 / 221 | 40: 4.81 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
4.18
Projected Round
1st
Pos: 
Talented passer with big upside. Patient in the pocket and displays great awareness. Senses pressure extremely well and sidesteps defenders to keep plays alive. Scans the field, maximizes all his targets and improvises if plays break down. Knows where receivers are on the field, takes the safe underneath outlet if nothing else is available and displays great accuracy with the ability to place throws where only his receiver can make the reception. Throws receivers free, gets the deep ball in front of targets well and lets them run to the pass. Can thread the needle and get the ball through tight windows. Effectively looks away from covered targets and goes to secondary receivers. Puts speed on throws and throws passes that immediately get to the intended target. Does a good job with his reads and displays terrific field vision and timing. Effectively commands the offense. Runs with the ball if nothing else is available and picks up positive yardage.
Neg: 
Occasionally holds the ball too long in the pocket. Displays a bit of a windup in his throwing motion on deep passes. Will force the ball to covered targets and try to thread the needle when he shouldn’t.
Analysis: 
Jones has been a solid college quarterback the past three years and offers the size, arm strength and growth potential to be a next-level starter. He may need a little more time than people think but offers possibilities in a variety of offensive schemes and will have a long NFL career if properly coached.