Report: Redskins set to visit with Duke quarterback Daniel Jones
We know the Arizona Cardinals are probably going to take Kyler Murray with the first overall pick of the NFL Draft later this month, and we have heard about Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock being the next quarterbacks to go off the board.
But what about Duke’s Daniel Jones?
There had been some talk about Jones being one of the top signal-callers in this year’s draft class earlier in the offseason, but the talk has since died down with Lock rising up on draft boards and Murray and Haskins seeming to solidify themselves as the top two quarterback prospects.
Still, that does not mean teams are not showing any interest in Jones.
According to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington, the Washington Redskins will be meeting with Jones sometime this week. The Redskins own the 15th pick in the first round of the draft, so it is entirely possible—if not probable—that Jones will still be available at that spot.
Jones is coming off of a senior 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.
Those are hardly eye-popping numbers, but due to his good size (he stands 6-foot-5) and solid mobility, Jones is viewed as a nice NFL prospect.
As a matter of fact, over the course of his collegiate career in which he was a full-time starter for three seasons, Jones accumulated 1,323 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground, demonstrating his versatility.
The Redskins currently have Case Keenum and Colt McCoy battling for the starting job under center, so they can certainly use another quarterback.