Rookie Scouting Profile: Jayden Daniels

A thorough fantasy football break down for the 2024 NFL rookie class.

FullTime Fantasy Rookie Scouting Profile: Jayden Daniels Jayden Daniels (QB) LSU Ht. Wt. 40-Time NFL Draft Dynasty ADP NFL Comp 6-4 210 4.50* Top 5 1.12 Deshaun Watson *estimate College Production An extremely productive signal-caller out of Cajon High School […]

FullTime Fantasy Rookie Scouting Profile: Jayden Daniels Jayden Daniels (QB) LSU
Ht. Wt. 40-Time NFL Draft Dynasty ADP NFL Comp
6-4 210 4.50* Top 5 1.12 Deshaun Watson
*estimate

College Production

An extremely productive signal-caller out of Cajon High School in San Bernadino, California, Daniels was ranked as the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the nation, drawing a ton of FBS interest. Ultimately, Daniels chose Arizona State, enrolling on January 7, 2019. Daniels started 12 games that fall and posted a nifty 17-2 TD-to-INT ratio. During the 2020 COVID season, Daniels's passing production dipped but he emerged as an elite rusher. Those trends continued in 2021. Daniels only tossed 10 touchdowns versus 10 interceptions and 2,380 yards but ran for 710 yards and six additional scores. In March 2022, Daniels transferred to LSU and set career-high numbers in pass attempts (388), completions (266), and rushing scores (11) while guiding the Tigers to a 10-4 record and 63-7 destruction of Purdue in the 2023 Citrus Bowl. In fifth and final collegiate campaign, Daniels went nuclear. He ranked second in FBS with 40 passing TDs and led the position with a career-best 1,134 rushing yards. Daniels concluded his collegiate career with All-SEC and All-American honors and was named the AP College Football Player of the Year. He also won a ton of hardware, including the Heisman Trophy, Davy O'Brien, Walter Camp, Manning, and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm awards. Strengths • Elite dual-threat. Daniels is an exceptional rushing threat and can stand in the pocket, read defenses, and consistently hit all...  

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