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2019 NFL Draft Scouting Report: QB Daniel Jones


Positional ranking: #3

Big Board ranking: #18

 

Overview

Position: QB

College: Duke

Class: Junior (RS)

Age: 21

 

Measurables

Height: 6’5 1/8”

Weight: 221 lbs.

Arm length: 31 1/2″

Hand size: 9 3/4″

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.81 sec.

Vertical jump: 33.5”

Broad jump: 120.0”

Bench press: DNP

3-cone drill: 7.00 sec.

Short shuttle: 4.41 sec.

 

Strengths

Throws with phenomenal touch and anticipation. Great accuracy and ball placement. Intelligent, even-keeled competitor. Drops it in the bucket to throw receivers open in heavy coverage. Sound footwork. Quick processor. Works through progressions. Stands tall and moves well in the pocket. Good timing on in-breaking routes. Leads receivers on downfield passes. Can add velocity when he sees a window. Throws a very catchable ball. Sells play-action fakes. Experienced ball-handler. Very accurate on the move. Above-average athlete with the ability to make plays as a runner. Well-coached under David Cutcliffe.

 

Weaknesses

Sometimes pulls the trigger on a throw that’s not there. Can hold the ball too long and take sacks. Arm strength is average. Gets too many passes deflected at the line of scrimmage. Struggled in three straight years against Virginia (3:9 touchdown-interception ratio).

 

NFL comparison

Nick Foles – Daniel Jones can do a lot more as a runner, but from the pocket, he and Foles are very similar players as somewhat streaky passers that throw with great touch/anticipation and will give their receivers a chance to make plays.

 

Conclusion

Overall, Daniel Jones is an intelligent quarterback with natural accuracy and plus athleticism that should immediately thrive in a quick-paced, RPO-heavy attack. Though currently viewed as a borderline first-round pick by most, I’ll have Jones as a top-20 prospect on my final Big Board.

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GMFB Fan
GMFB Fan
1 year ago

Good player!

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

I’m not sure about Lock but I think Jones will be a good third QB from this draft.

Greg
Greg
1 year ago

Very athletic

totes
totes
1 year ago

Giants at 17 seems ideal

winup
winup
1 year ago

I think the media is lower on him than NFL. He’ll definitely be 1st round.

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