Kurt Warner not sold that NFL Draft prospect Daniel Jones is a ‘difference-maker’
Duke’s Daniel Jones is one of the most intriguing quarterback prospects in this year’s NFL Draft class. Some love him, but some think he isn’t very good, including Kurt Warner.
Generally, Jones falls fourth in most people’s quarterback rankings, with Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, and Drew Lock all placing ahead of him, but there are some who really like his potential, with NFL analyst Gil Brandt even recently going as far to say that Jones reminds him a lot of Peyton Manning.
However, former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner is not completely sold on Jones, questioning just how much he can actually bring to an NFL team:
“The thing with Daniel to me is that he played in a great system, so you know he understands football,” Warner said, per Bob Glauber of Newsday. “He played a lot of games, so you know what he brings to the table there. But over that four years, there are some limitations physically. That, to me, is the only question I have with Daniel: Is that something that can get better?”
While Jones has great size and is mobile, he is not exactly a great pure passer right now, as he is coming off of a senior campaign in which he threw for just 2,674 yards, 22 touchdowns, and nine interceptions while completing 60.5 percent of his passes.
Warner went on to say that he isn’t sure Jones is a “difference maker.”
“My question with Daniel, is there limitation there physically that’s going to make his ceiling maybe a little less than other guys and can he make up for that with the experience, the understanding, the timing of throws, the decision-making that he makes?” Warner said. “I think that’s what people are going to weigh when it’s where do we pick this guy. Is he the next franchise guy? Or is there still a question in what he’s going to be physically?”