Daniel Jones   #8 QB

Height: 6-5   Weight: 220   Age: 22

Born: 5/27/1997 CHarlotte , NC

College: Duke

Experience: 2nd season

High School: Charlotte Latin HS [Charlotte, NC]

TDS

24

INT

12

YDS

3,027

RTG

87.7

Draft 2019

Pick No.6

Selected By: New York Giants

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 6 (6)

Pick Analysis: Coach David Cutcliffe has done an excellent job bringing Duke football back to relevance, but NFL scouts are most interested in the work he's done with Jones, helping the Charlotte native reach his potential as he did Peyton and Eli Manning while coaching at Tennessee and Ole Miss, respectively. Jones has a similar build to the Mannings but his superior athleticism was evident at Charlotte Latin High School, where he was a record-setting two-time all-state pick in football and a three-year basketball player. In fact, that athleticism runs in the family, as his brother plays basketball at Davidson and his sister played field hockey at that school, as well. Jones stepped into the spotlight at Duke as a redshirt freshman in 2016, starting all 12 games. The team's Most Valuable Player completed 63.8 percent of his throws for 2,836 yards, 16 touchdowns, and nine interceptions while also producing with his feet (141-486-3.5, seven TD). His numbers dipped a bit in his sophomore campaign (257-453-56.7, 2,691 yards, 14 TD, 11 INT, 161-518-3.2, seven TD), but he finished on a strong note by earning Quick Lane Bowl MVP honors (27-40, 252 yards, two TD) in his team's win over Northern Illinois. Jones started 11 games in 2018, missing two with a broken clavicle. He completed 60.5 percent of his passes (237-392) for 2,674 yards, 22 touchdowns, and nine interceptions on the year while rushing for 319 yards and three scores. He again starred in the team's bowl game, throwing for 423 yards and five touchdowns (with two interceptions) in their win over Temple.

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  1. Rapoport explains why Giants ultimately chose Daniel Jones

    Published: April 25, 2019 at 09:12 p.m.

    NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport explains why the New York Giants decided to select Duke QB Daniel Jones with the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

  2. First look at Daniel Jones on the field for the Giants

    Published: May 3, 2019 at 04:12 p.m.

    See a first look of New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones on the field during their rookie minicamp.

  3. Daniel Jones: 'Huge opportunity' to learn from 'future Hall of Famer' Eli

    Published: May 3, 2019 at 01:47 p.m.

    NFL Network's Kimberly Jones catches up with New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones to talk about his role with his new team, learning from QB Eli Manning and more.

  4. Daniel Jones explains why it's 'awesome' to learn from Eli Manning

    Published: May 3, 2019 at 01:12 p.m.

    New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones talks about getting to learn from veteran QB Eli Manning.

  5. Will Daniel Jones take the field for the Giants in 2019?

    Published: April 29, 2019 at 09:40 a.m.

    The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses whether quarterback Daniel Jones will take the field for the New York Giants in the 2019 season.

  6. Daniel Jones: 'I look forward to learning from Eli'

    Published: April 25, 2019 at 09:15 p.m.

    Duke quarterback Daniel Jones joins NFL Network's Deion Sanders after being drafted sixth overall by the New York Giants.

  7. Daniel Jones' family surprises him with a draft night video

    Published: April 28, 2019 at 04:12 p.m.

    New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones' family surprise him with a draft night message.

  8. 2019 NFL Draft: Breaking down Daniel Jones' college highlights

    Published: April 11, 2019 at 05:42 p.m.

    Break down Duke Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones' college highlights.

  9. What Pat Shurmur told Daniel Jones in his draft call

    Published: April 26, 2019 at 04:37 p.m.

    Listen to what New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur had to say to quarterback Daniel Jones in his draft call.

  10. Game Theory: Why Daniel Jones is a perfect fit for the Giants

    Published: April 15, 2019 at 06:47 p.m.

    NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund breaks down Duke quarterback Daniel Jones' game according to PFF ratings.

  11. First Draft: Duke QB Daniel Jones

    Published: April 15, 2019 at 06:43 p.m.

    See an inside look at Duke quarterback Daniel Jones before the 2019 NFL Draft.

  12. Best of Daniel Jones' pro day

    Published: March 26, 2019 at 04:42 p.m.

    Watch the best throws and workouts from Duke quarterback Daniel Jones' pro day.

  13. Move the Sticks 360: Best of Daniel Jones

    Published: April 8, 2019 at 03:02 p.m.

    Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks profile Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. Here are the highlights from our full episode.

  14. DJ's evaluation of Daniel Jones' pro day: Almost 'flawless'

    Published: March 26, 2019 at 04:07 p.m.

    NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah and David Carr reveal their takeaways from Duke Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones' pro day.

  15. Daniel Jones' full 2019 NFL Scouting Combine workout

    Published: March 12, 2019 at 03:48 p.m.

    Watch Duke quarterback Daniel Jones' full 2019 NFL Scouting Combine workout.

  16. First Draft: Best of Daniel Jones

    Published: March 26, 2019 at 02:58 p.m.

    Learn more about Duke quarterback Daniel Jones as he gets ready for the 2019 NFL Draft.

  17. Daniel Jones' 2019 NFL Scouting Combine workout

    Published: March 2, 2019 at 02:55 p.m.

    Check out Duke quarterback Daniel Jones' 2019 NFL Scouting Combine workout.

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