Duke quarterback Daniel Jones enters draft

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In a year with no clear-cut top quarterback, there’s an early entry who could end up being the first one taken.

According to Steve Wiseman of the Raleigh News and Observer, Duke quarterback Daniel Jones is leaving school early and declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound former walk-on led Duke to an 8-5 record, completing 60.5 percent of his passes, with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

He fits the classic profile, and said he was advised by the NFL he’d be a first-round pick.

“I don’t think I would have made this decision if I wouldn’t have been projected to go early,” Jones said.

Being tutored by Duke coach David Cutcliffe (who had some success with some guy named Peyton Manning) won’t hurt his prospects either, though the top of this year’s draft is populated by teams without clear and pressing needs at the position.

8 responses to “Duke quarterback Daniel Jones enters draft

  1. “With the 9th pick in the 2019 NFL draft, the Denver Broncos select Daniel Jones”

    Since he’s 6-5 and we all know height is all that matters with QBs when it comes to Elway, don’t be shocked if this happens.

  2. If he’s still hanging around at 15 and your roster consists of Alex Smith, Colt McCoy, and Josh Johnson, you’d probably better grab him

  3. Jones was on an overachieving Duke team. He is no doubt the most NFL ready QB in this lackluster Draft. Seriously, any Cutcliffe kid is going to be smart and ready. I watched him many times in the past 2 years and he has great awareness and a few good WR’s, and an iferior OLine against the better teams.He will never be Elite. Down the road at NC State is Ryan Finley who is hands down the best QB and even that does not say much, but they produce 4 current NFL QBs. These are 2 guys who need to sit for a year. I would say on par with Rosen. Certainly no Mayfield and Darnold (with a better cast) will be good ones. Jackson and Allen have no jury yet. THe running thing gets stuffed or injured. We know this… see RGIII, Cam Newton, Winston and the early version of Russell Wilson.

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