Daniel Jones, QB, Duke #17

6051, 221, 4.81

Notes: From Charlotte, NC. Two-time team captain in football as a prep and three-year letterman in basketball where he also served as co-captain as a senior. Walk-on at Duke. Did not see game action in 2015. Completed 270-of-430 passes (62.8%) for 2,836 yards, 16 touchdowns and 9 interceptions and rushed for 486 yards on 141 attempts and 7 TDs in 2016. Completed 257-of-453 (56.7%) for 2,691 yards, 14 TD, 11 INT and rushed 161-518-7 in 2017. Completed 237-of-392 (60.5%) for 2,6774 yards, 22 TD, 9 INT and rushed 104-319-3 in 2018. Team captain at Duke in 2017-18. Graduated majoring in economics while minoring in history and pursuing a certificate in markets and management.

Positives: Smart, mature young man, who is modest, well-prepared and very smart. Even-keeled temperament but very competitive. Prototype size with above average footspeed and athletic ability. Strong arm and sound mechanics. Can make all the throws and shows nice touch downfield. Can stress a defense with his ability to run with the football. Learned under David Cutcliffe, who also coached Peyton and Eli Manning in college. Has improved each season, showing improvement in passing accuracy, progressions reading defenses and ability to sense pressure in the pocket. Excellent work ethic and character. Played with a modest supporting cast, so his production likely would have been even more impressive at a bigger program.

Negatives: Too aggressive when taking off and needs to learn to slide to better ensure long-term durability. Inconsistent pocket presence. A work in progress still when it comes to reading coverages. Flashes inaccuracy at times. Holds the ball too long and makes some questionable decisions. Some might like a bit more take-charge personality.

Summary: Needs continued development but has all the physical and mental tools to be a first-round pick by a team looking for their quarterback of the near future.

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