Earlier this week Senior Bowl practice kicked off from Mobile, Alabama as the nation’s top seniors get ready for the NFL Draft. Among those on the field Tuesday afternoon was Duke quarterback Daniel Jones, who is a potential first-round pick in the upcoming draft.
Although this is seen as a quarterback-poor draft, there will inevitably be teams that trade-up in order to select who they think will be their leader under center for years to come. NFL analysts have suggested that could be Jones, who has the ideal size (6-foot-5, 220 pounds) and was coached by David Cutcliffe – who coached the Manning brothers.
During practice on Tuesday afternoon, Jones did himself no favors with his accuracy. According to Bleacher Report’s draft expert, Matt Miller, Jones struggled with accuracy at practice.
Daniel Jones has struggled today with accuracy.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 22, 2019
Jones completed just a hair over 60-percent of his passes during the 2018 college football season – up from 56.7-percent completion rate during his sophomore season.
His final game for the Blue Devils showcased the talent NFL scouts have been raving about as he connected on over 73-percent of his passes for 423 yards and five touchdowns in Duke’s bowl win over Temple.
The 2019 NFL draft kicks off on Thursday, April 25 and runs though Saturday night.