Draft Profile: BioJT Daniels from Mater Dei High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Daniels opted to join USC.
In 2018 as a freshman Daniels saw action in 11 games for the Trojans as he threw for an impressive 2667 yards on 364 attempts with a completion percent of 59.3 for an average of 7.3 yards per pass, with a decent 14 TDs, while taking 25 sacks, and a decent QB rating of 83.4.
In 2019 as a sophomore he played in just one game as he passed for only 215 yards on 34 attempts with a completion percent of 73.5 for an average of 6.3 yards per pass, with only one TD, while also taking one sack, and putting up a decent QB rating of 87.3.
After season's end Daniels transferred to Georgia where a junior in 2020 Daniels played a total of 4 games. He passed for a decent 1231 yards on 119 attempts and put up a completion percentage of 67.2 for an average of 10.3 yards per attempt, with a decent 10 TDs, and allowing 9 sacks, with an elite QB rating on the year of 122.2.
In 2021 as a senior Daniels saw action in 5 games as he threw for a decent 712 yards on 95 attempts with a completion percent of 71.6 for an average of 7.5 yards per pass, with only 7 TDs, while taking 2 sacks, and totaling a QB rating of 104.4.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Daniels has good arm talent, and it could get better as Daniels polishes his mechanics and footwork.
- He has enough arm strength to throw the deep out as well.
- Enough arm strength to drive the ball through tight windows up to 20 yards downfield. Spreads the ball around to multiple receivers.
- From a physical standpoint, a prototypical modern quarterback. His arm strength is very good, with a fairly quick delivery and the velocity and accuracy to make tight-window throws at intermediate levels.
- Daniels stands tall in the pocket and has the toughness and strong build to withstand contact when he throws.
- Sprays the ball anywhere on the field, especially when given a pocket from which to deliver. Will step up into pocket while looking downfield, reset his feet and deliver.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- His mechanics are hit-or-miss as Daniels struggles to remain consistent. His stride is inconsistent, leading to sporadic accuracy.
- Sails throws to either sideline; receivers make him look good with acrobatic catches. Back-foot throws are not accurate. Sometimes trusts his arm too much, trying to stick passes late in the play or when off-balance.
- Marginal height, which will prove more of a detriment in an offense that asks him to drop back from center more often.
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