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2019 NFL Draft Scouting Report: QB Daniel Jones

Positional ranking: #3

Big Board ranking: #18



Position: QB

College: Duke

Class: Junior (RS)

Age: 21



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.



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.



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.



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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