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Analyst Names The Best Fit For Jayden Daniels

Analyst Names The Best Fit For Jayden Daniels


TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 04: Jayden Daniels #5 of the LSU Tigers warms up prior to facing the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 04, 2023 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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Quarterback Caleb Williams will almost certainly be the first player taken in this month’s NFL Draft, but there are at least two other potential franchise QBs who are available this year.

One of them is Jayden Daniels, who won last season’s Heisman Trophy while with LSU.

Per NFL Network, former NFL player Bucky Brooks and analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Daniels would be a better fit for the Washington Commanders, who have the No. 2 pick, than the New England Patriots, who have the No. 3 selection.

Brooks cited Kliff Kingsbury, who is Washington’s new offensive coordinator, and the success Kingsbury had as the Arizona Cardinals’ head coach with Kyler Murray, their dual-threat QB.

While Daniels threw for 3,812 yards and 40 touchdowns in 2023, he also added 1,134 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.

Daniels’ ability to extend plays and move the chains with the legs seems to be the main advantage he has over Drake Maye, who is the other QB prospect that has made this year’s draft crop so attractive at that position.

Another thing that would make Washington a nice destination for Daniels is the fact that they can offer him more roster support than New England.

They have a solid playmaker at wide receiver in Terry McLaurin, and they brought in Austin Ekeler, a true dual-threat running back, in free agency.

On defense, veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner, a Super Bowl champion and surefire Hall of Famer, will bolster their front seven after arriving in free agency from the Seattle Seahawks a few weeks ago.

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