It’s easy to fall in love with the top quarterbacks in this draft class. From Spencer Rattler and Sam Howell to Kedon Slovis and Carson Strong. However, NFL franchises thrive by finding gems in the middle rounds of the NFL Draft. Arizona State QB Jayden Daniels is one of those 2022 NFL Draft gems. Below, we’ll explain why Jayden Daniels won’t be just another draft pick. Rather, why he has a great shot at being in the NFL for the long haul.
There’s a lot to love when it comes to Jayden Daniels. His throws outside the numbers have great velocity on them, minimizing the amount of time that the defense has to react. Additionally, Daniels has the necessary athleticism to escape a collapsing pocket and gain yardage with his legs. However, as you can see in the embedded tweet below, some of his best work is done across the middle of the field, as well as from the pocket.
Jayden Daniels w/a Second reaction throw. Play action fake, unblocked defender in his face.
— Damian Parson 🏈 (@DP_NFL) July 5, 2020
NFL Franchises That Could Potentially Target Jayden Daniels
While it’s still early in the NFL Draft process, let’s have some fun with way too early predictions. Quite frankly, the fit that makes the most sense would be the Pittsburgh Steelers. Behind The Steel Curtain did a great job of breaking down exactly how Daniels would fit in.
Another potential fit could be the New Orleans Saints. QB Jameis Winston is playing through a one-year deal with New Orleans. If New Orleans opts to go in a different direction at QB, they could be doing so with a mid-to-late draft pick, putting them out of position to draft a top QB in this class.