Jayden Daniels
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Jayden Daniels
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San Bernardino, CA
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Jayden Daniels QB LSU | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jayden Daniels QB LSU
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #222 Position Rank: #23 (QB)
40 time: 4.50 seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 185
Hands: 9 1/4 Arms: 31 5/8 Span: 75
Date of Birth: 12/18/2000 Age: 21.9
Overall Rating: 78.8 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: 7th Position rank: #23
College Games: 29 College Snaps: 1855
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (86/100)
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (98/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Jayden Daniels from Cajon High High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Daniels opted to join Arizona State.

In 2019 as a freshman Daniels saw action in 12 games for the Sun Devils as he threw for an impressive 2943 yards on 339 attempts with a completion percent of 60.5 for an average of 8.7 yards per pass, with a decent 17 TDs, while taking 35 sacks, and an impressive QB rating of 102.9. He added 108 runs for a total of 515 yards at an average of 4.8 per run.

In 2020 as a sophomore he played in 4 games as he passed for a decent 697 yards on 84 attempts with a completion percent of 58.3 for an average of 8.3 yards per pass, with only 5 TDs, while also taking 8 sacks, and putting up an impressive QB rating of 100.1. He made 27 runs for a total of 267 yards at an average of 9.9 per rush.

As a junior in 2021 Daniels played a total of 13 games. He passed for an impressive 2374 yards on 303 attempts and put up a completion percentage of 65 for an average of 7.8 yards per attempt, with a decent 10 TDs, and allowing 24 sacks, with a decent QB rating on the year of 86.2. As a runner he logged 124 runs for a total of 844 yards at an average of 6.8 per run.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Very confident passer and shows good accuracy and feel when in rhythm. Showed better ball placement from past years and throws very catchable passes. Puts too much air in some of his throws and needs to show a lower trajectory on deep throws.
  • Gets the ball out quickly, making ¬∑splitsecond decisions. Good short to intermediate level accuracy, demonstrating the ball placement to allow receivers to run after the catch.
  • Daniels must be accounted for when used in the read-option game.
  • Dual-threat quarterback with athletic footwork and mobility. Instinctive runner with very good toughness - uses stiff arms and runs with good body strength.
  • Good (not elite) arm strength and can easily make all the NFL throws with effortless deep passes.
  • Possesses an NFL arm. Gets the ball from one hash to the opposite sideline in a hurry. Has the zip to hit tight windows on short and intermediate throws.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Has struggled with his decision-making and needs to improve his pre-snap recognition skills to read defenses and see blitzes. Doesn't decipher information as quickly as you would like, but does see the entire field and understands coverage.
  • 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.
  • Too often fails to give receivers a chance to make a play after the catch. High completion percentage padded by many quick screens.
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