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Grade
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  • 4.92 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.28 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.31 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 218LBS. Weight

Overview

Although Daniel lacks prototypical height, he has not come up short in his production or moxie for the Tigers. The 2007 Heisman finalist was a three-year starter in Missouri's spread offense (which he also ran in high school), completing 68.5 percent of his passes (72.9 percent in 2008) for 12,515 yards and 100 touchdowns. Though he's rarely given credit for his mobility, Daniel also ran for almost 1,000 yards during his career.

His pro grade may depend on which film teams use when grading him, as he started off his senior campaign as hot as any quarterback in the country, leading Missouri to as high as a No. 4 ranking by throwing for a staggering 15 touchdowns against only one interception. A tough outing against Oklahoma State (one touchdown, three interceptions) led to a steady decline in consistency and production as the 2008 season wore, culminating in a disappointing week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game.

No one can argue with his production, but Daniel's lack of height, arm-strength and ability to rally down the stretch could result in him falling completely out of the draft. Had an arm span of 28 3/4 inches and a hand span of 9 1/4 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Gutty, competitive field general. A virtual coach on the field. Reads defenses well and checks down effectively. Good accuracy to all levels. Shows enough zip in the short to intermediate throws when given a deep pocket. Good touch to place the ball between the linebackers and safeties down the seams. More elusive than often given credit for. Can buy time in and out of the pocket and shows good accuracy on the move. Negatives: May be too short for the NFL. Scouts believe his success in this system is greatly tied to throwing out of the shotgun -- and thereby the open passing lanes and middle underneath passes of the scheme. Seemed to provide further evidence of this theory with his struggles at the East-West Shrine game. Questionable arm strength. Has the zip to complete the short and intermediate passes, but has to wind-up for longer throws and due to his lack of height and release point, longer passes tend to sail.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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