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Daniel Jones
Rating Yards TD
131.7 2674 22
Team: Duke Blue DevilsHeight: 6-5 Born: 5/27/1997
Position: QBWeight: 221 Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Jr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

A three-star recruit from Charlotte, Jones learned at Duke under David Cutcliffe, who famously helped develop Peyton and Eli Manning. Jones started full-time as a redshirt freshman in 2016, throwing for 2,836 yards (62.8 percent completion), 16 TDs and nine INTs, then totaled 2,691 yards (56.7 percent), 14 TDs and 11 INTs in 2017. He managed 2,674 yards (60.5 percent), 22 TDs and nine INTs as a redshirt junior despite missing two games with a broken collarbone, then won Senior Bowl MVP in January.

ANALYSIS

Jones looks the part, as a 6-foot-5, 221-pounder who can move (4.67-second 40-yard dash at his pro day). He has a solid arm, throws with great touch and is more accurate than his completion percentage (59.9) suggests, as his receivers struggled with drops and getting open. He's very mechanically sound, as expected from a Cutcliffe disciple, and works deep into progressions, with the toughness to take hits and deliver. He's mobile enough to escape and make big plays throwing or running.

Jones' ceiling appears limited by less-than-stellar arm strength, as he can't always drive longer throws, especially when forced to move or go off-platform. Despite a good mental grasp of the game, he can be a beat slow through his reads and makes a few too many poor decisions. His ball security - both with interceptions and fumbles - must improve, especially if he winds up being a game manager due to limited arm strength.

Projection: First-Second Round

--Field Level Media


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2016 Duke  12 270 430 62.8 2836 6.6 16 9 29 150
2017 Duke  13 257 453 56.7 2691 5.9 14 11 28 198
2018 Duke  11 237 392 60.5 2674 6.8 22 9 28 172
Career   36 764 1275 59.9 8201 6.4 52 29 85 520

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2016 Duke  12 141 486 3.4 7 1 0 0.0 0
2017 Duke  13 161 518 3.2 7 0 0 - 0
2018 Duke  11 104 319 3.1 3 1 6 6.0 0
Career   36 406 1323 3.3 17 2 6 3.0 0

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2016 Duke  12 0
Career   36 0

Career Punting Stats

Year Team G Punts Yds Avg
2016 Duke  12 2 71 35.5
2017 Duke  13 1 45 45.0
2018 Duke  11 2 54 27.0
Career   36 5 170 34.0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
8/31/2018 Army 13 17 197 76.5 1 0 61 10 43 4.3 1 14 0 0 - 0 -
9/8/2018 @ NW 16 22 192 72.7 3 0 52 2 -3 -1.5 0 8 0 0 - 0 -
9/29/2018 VaTech 23 35 226 65.7 1 1 29 6 1 0.2 0 10 0 0 - 0 -
10/13/2018 @ GaTech 17 27 206 63.0 3 1 48 9 4 0.4 0 10 0 0 - 0 -
10/20/2018 UVa 22 40 240 55.0 1 2 46 15 37 2.5 0 17 0 0 - 0 -
10/27/2018 @ Pitt 27 42 396 64.3 4 0 74 15 38 2.5 0 20 0 0 - 0 -
11/3/2018 @ Mia-Fl 17 35 130 48.6 0 1 24 8 21 2.6 0 16 0 0 - 0 -
11/10/2018 UNC 31 54 361 57.4 3 1 52 15 186 12.4 1 68 0 0 - 0 -
11/17/2018 @ Clem 24 43 158 55.8 0 0 37 12 7 0.6 0 12 0 0 - 0 -
11/24/2018 Wake 17 36 145 47.2 1 1 20 6 -9 -1.5 0 5 0 0 - 0 -
12/27/2018 Temple 30 41 423 73.2 5 2 85 6 -6 -1.0 1 5 1 6 6.0 0 6