One team has Duke’s Daniel Jones ranked as top QB in NFL Draft
In an NFL Draft class that includes Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock, you wouldn’t think many teams would be high on Duke’s Daniel Jones, but apparently, one team feels he is the best signal-caller in the draft, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports.
Robinson seems to know which team it is, but would not go into detail.
Jones is coming off a junior campaign in which he threw for 2,674 yards, 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions while completing 60.5 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 131.7.
He arrived at Duke in 2015 but redshirted his first year.
Jones’ freshman season came in 2016, when he threw for 2,836 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine picks while completing 62.8 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 126.3.
The following year, Jones totaled 2,691 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, recording a completion percentage of 56.7 and a passer rating of 112.
Obviously, Jones’ collegiate numbers are underwhelming across the board, which raises some concerns as to how effective he will be in the NFL, but scouts like the 21-year-old’s size (6-foot-5, 220 pounds) and arm strength.
Based on that, one might say Jones is the Josh Allen of this year’s draft class.
Still, with Murray, Haskins and Lock proving more than Jones has thus far, it seems like a reach to simply emphasize that Jones is tall and throws the ball far. At some point, you have to look at production.