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Charlie Weiss's Breakdown of Daniel Jones

jvm52106 : 3/20/2019 8:51 am
I took notes while he did the breakdown so forgive me if I missed a word or two:

David Cutcliff coached (coached both Mannings)
Physically same as both Manning bros. Height and weight, mannerisms all very much like the Mannings.
More athletic than both Mannings
Not as consistent as those guys
4.8 guy
com % was low 60's then below 60 and then barely at 60. That and TD to INt ratio not as good as you would like in a Cutcliff system.
Can run and is tough
Big Hands- 9 3/4's
PreSnap top notch, can make adjustments
Short to mid range passer is his strength
Arm strength is not and is concerning
Has all intangiables

Biggest Concerns:

Completion % and arm strength. Arm strength very concerning for Weiss compared to other top QB's in the draft.

Draft area- late 1st top of the 2nd but a team that wants to stash him for a year or two could be enticed to trade up and get him.
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RE: I'm far..  
giantsFC : 3/20/2019 10:08 am : link
In comment 14348908 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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from a QB guru.


Oh no, you really think you are.
RE: Eric on Li...  
Eric on Li : 3/20/2019 10:16 am : link
In comment 14349043 bw in dc said:
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I watched the entire Duke v Clemson game just to hone in on Jones. I wanted to like him and support him. But most of the game I didn’t see anything that blew me away. Was there a signature play for you that screamed top prospect?


I don't think 1 play ever makes a guy a top prospect or not, but I would say the entire series that started at his own 1 yard line (:47 on link I posted). Here's what stood out on that drive:

Most impressive play was the play action rollout where he delivered a strike from across his body from his own 45 yard line, fall back while getting hit by Clelin Ferrell, that hit his WR in both hands at the 7 yard line. (1:20). That would have had them in position to complete a 99 yard drive against the nat'l champs and go out to a 7-0 lead (he did keep the drive moving despite the drop to take a 3-0 lead). On that same drive he also completed a number of other passes scanning the field and coming back to his 2nd/3rd options.

The other play I'd point you to in that game was his scramble out of another sack by Ferrell where he almost got a 1st down on 3rd & 15 (4:47). That was halfway through the 2Q in a 7-6 game. If he doesn't gain yards there it's a punt from the 50 yard line or worse if he gets sacked. He got the ball to 4th & 4 from the 35 yard line and then converted that 4th down into a first down.
He sounds like a bigger  
JoeyBigBlue : 3/20/2019 10:18 am : link
Kyle Lauletta... No thanks
His lack of strength on deep passes was evident...  
GFAN52 : 3/20/2019 10:20 am : link
at the combine when he hop stepped back toward the the line of scrimmage to put everything into the passes.
RE: Eric on Li...  
Eric on Li : 3/20/2019 10:21 am : link
In comment 14349053 bw in dc said:
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I suggest you look at Jones’s stats against Miami this year. Notice the 17.6 number.

Uh, the two bowl games were Temple and N. Illinois.

Those are some “signature” wins...


I suggest you actually look and see what happened in the miami because there was a literal monsoon + a flooded field. Miami's QB's only threw for 111 yards. Duke went ahead on the only td in the 2nd half on a drive led by Jones to the goal line, he just didn't score the TD.
It was one mans opinion, but Weiss said from what he saw  
barens : 3/20/2019 10:31 am : link
at the senior bowl, his long ball looked like floating ducks more often than not.
RE: RE: I’m really stunned that this kid...  
DonQuixote : 3/20/2019 10:31 am : link
In comment 14349024 Eric on Li said:
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is still being talked about as a high round possibility.

If he wasn’t tied to Cutcliffe would he even be mentioned with Jackson, Minshew and Stick?

Where are the pluses?

He’s a decent athlete.
He is reasonably mobile.
He runs okay.
His arm is average.
He’s apparently bright.
His college stats are about average.
His completion percentage is average.
He has no signature wins.
He does have good size.

This is the profile of a fourth round pick - tops.




He won 2 straight bowl games at Duke. You know how many bowl games they won in the previous 5+ decades? 1.

He also beat a ranked Miami team on the road this year who had a top 5 defense and has a bunch of guys going to the NFL that effectively ended their chances in the ACC.

But sure, no "signature wins".

IMO Jones' most impressive performance was at Clemson. I'd encourage you to watch at least the first 5 minutes of this because despite numerous drops he went toe to toe with the national champs defense chock full of first rounders. Christian Wilkins in particular was dominant. Jones showed elusiveness and mobility against NFL caliber pass rushers, the ability to play against a top unit and protect the football, scan the field and deliver it accurately while getting hit a lot, and aggressiveness to take shots downfield. Had his WR caught the deep ball he delivered that hit him in both hands at the 5 yard line they probably end up with a lead at half time. His receivers easily left about 100 yards on the field in this one. Jones vs. Clemson - ( New Window )


Not seeing it Eric. I saw one throw that stood out early on. Other than that, it was not pretty.

Now I do get that they were playing Clemson, so the best thing that could be said is that there is not much info there, but that is the best that could be said.

Of course, he obviously has experience in throwing desperately from a rapidly collapsing pocket, so that might be a perfect fit (j/k)
The crow hop thing...  
BillKo : 3/20/2019 10:33 am : link
..was something I immediately noticed at his combine workout, as others have pointed out.

The guy that threw right after him looked totally fluid with more arm strength (think it might have been Finley).
Clemson beat ND + Bama in playoffs by combined score of 74-19  
Eric on Li : 3/20/2019 10:37 am : link
at neutral sites.

6 weeks earlier Jones kept his crappy Duke team in the game against them through 3Q, on the road, with just 1 other combine invite on offense.
RE: I thought Jones looked terrible at the combine.  
GFAN52 : 3/20/2019 10:39 am : link
In comment 14348979 Mike in NJ said:
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He wasn’t all that impressive on the intermediate throws, and he basically needed a running head start on his deep throws. Running head start is an exaggeration, but he was taking 2 or 3 steps forward every time to give himself momentum to throw deep, how is that going to work out in a game situation with Fletcher Cox it someone in his face?

People can try to cite the Manning connections and physical similarities, but there was never any question about arm strength for Peyton or Eli coming out.


That's exactly what I observed as well. In watching some game video on him he also did the same on a few deep throws as well.
The worse the reviews the better  
TMS : 3/20/2019 11:24 am : link
because think he could already be a Giant target late first or early cecond round. His comparisons to the Mannings and background and personality seem to fit right in to this organization. Perfect candidate to sit and learn for a year or two behind ELI. Arm strength did not stop them from taking Laulettta. Short and medium length accuracy fits a plan featuring a ball control attack featuring a running back like Barkley behind a hog mollie OL.
Which we are building as we speak. MO.
I can maybe look past the mediocre comp %  
widmerseyebrow : 3/20/2019 11:27 am : link
If the guy was in a deep ball offense. But he was dinking and dunking all year long. Not sure what people see in this guy besides Cutcliffe and the height and weight.
RE: RE: Eric on Li...  
Zeke's Alibi : 3/20/2019 11:28 am : link
In comment 14349085 Eric on Li said:
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I suggest you look at Jones’s stats against Miami this year. Notice the 17.6 number.

Uh, the two bowl games were Temple and N. Illinois.

Those are some “signature” wins...




I suggest you actually look and see what happened in the miami because there was a literal monsoon + a flooded field. Miami's QB's only threw for 111 yards. Duke went ahead on the only td in the 2nd half on a drive led by Jones to the goal line, he just didn't score the TD.


Why are you using that Miami game as a benchmark. I don't think I've seen a game where the weather dictated the game more than anything in my life.
RE: I’m really stunned that this kid...  
blueblood : 3/20/2019 11:31 am : link
In comment 14349004 bw in dc said:
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is still being talked about as a high round possibility.

If he wasn’t tied to Cutcliffe would he even be mentioned




NOPE
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Eric on Li : 3/20/2019 11:37 am : link
In comment 14349280 Zeke's Alibi said:
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I suggest you look at Jones’s stats against Miami this year. Notice the 17.6 number.

Uh, the two bowl games were Temple and N. Illinois.

Those are some “signature” wins...




I suggest you actually look and see what happened in the miami because there was a literal monsoon + a flooded field. Miami's QB's only threw for 111 yards. Duke went ahead on the only td in the 2nd half on a drive led by Jones to the goal line, he just didn't score the TD.



Why are you using that Miami game as a benchmark. I don't think I've seen a game where the weather dictated the game more than anything in my life.


I'm not using it as a benchmark, it was in response to a comment that he didn't have any wins against good teams. Considering the weather (and as a miami fan) I thought Jones played well in that game.
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bw in dc : 3/20/2019 11:39 am : link
In comment 14349085 Eric on Li said:
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I suggest you look at Jones’s stats against Miami this year. Notice the 17.6 number.

Uh, the two bowl games were Temple and N. Illinois.

Those are some “signature” wins...




I suggest you actually look and see what happened in the miami because there was a literal monsoon + a flooded field. Miami's QB's only threw for 111 yards. Duke went ahead on the only td in the 2nd half on a drive led by Jones to the goal line, he just didn't score the TD.


I get it. But you are the one who cited it as a signature win. And it's a game that doesn't help your case for Jones.
RE: I'm far..  
Joey in VA : 3/20/2019 11:40 am : link
In comment 14348908 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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from a QB guru, but the lack of velocity on his passes was apparent at the two games I saw him live. Just sort of looked a little strange, almost like throws to the hashes were floating a bit.

I know he was paired against Lawrence in one of the games, but the differences were pretty apparent.

I can't say I've seen many guys play live where I'm thinking "meh" that turned out to be fantastic.
His arm isn't lively at all, your observation is the same as mine, hence it's awesome.
RE: RE: RE: Eric on Li...  
Eric on Li : 3/20/2019 11:43 am : link
In comment 14349300 bw in dc said:
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I suggest you look at Jones’s stats against Miami this year. Notice the 17.6 number.

Uh, the two bowl games were Temple and N. Illinois.

Those are some “signature” wins...




I suggest you actually look and see what happened in the miami because there was a literal monsoon + a flooded field. Miami's QB's only threw for 111 yards. Duke went ahead on the only td in the 2nd half on a drive led by Jones to the goal line, he just didn't score the TD.



I get it. But you are the one who cited it as a signature win. And it's a game that doesn't help your case for Jones.


He won a game on the road against a quality opponent (preseason top 10) who was in a must win game with an excellent defense (top 5). How is that not a signature win? Winning more bowl games in 2 years than his entire program the past 50? How are those not signature wins?
I never bought the Cutcliffe connection hype  
Torrag : 3/20/2019 11:48 am : link
Jones is a little ahead of the others in this class mentally by virtue of being a 3 year starter with a HC that knows how to develop a QB. I just don't see 1st Round 'talent'.
RE: The thing about his comp % is that he had an enormous # of drops  
PatersonPlank : 3/20/2019 11:49 am : link
In comment 14349008 Eric on Li said:
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PFF says statistically Duke WR dropped more passes for him than any other team in the country and I believe it was somewhere around 5 per game - and that shows up in any game of his you watch. So even if you reduce that number by 1 or 2 drops per game it makes a big impact. 20 less drops (less than 2 per game) and he's a 65% passer.

Also PFF had them drop more deep passes than any other WR group in the country.

Part of the allure of Jones is how weak his supporting cast was and that had they been better he'd have been much better statistically.


This is my feeling too, Duke was outclassed, so I wouldn't put much stock in comp %. The arm strength question however needs to be dug into and addressed. Does he have an NFL arm or not? It doesn't need to be a rocket, but good enough to throw into tight spaces against top defenders.
RE: RE: RE: RE: Eric on Li...  
bw in dc : 3/20/2019 11:54 am : link
In comment 14349309 Eric on Li said:
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He won a game on the road against a quality opponent (preseason top 10) who was in a must win game with an excellent defense (top 5). How is that not a signature win? Winning more bowl games in 2 years than his entire program the past 50? How are those not signature wins?


The game was Nov 3rd and Miami was 5-3 coming into the game, and unranked. Jones had no TD passes, threw for 130 yards, and had a 17.6 rating. Sorry, but that is not compelling as a player who contributed to the win.

Let me give you an example that is better. To open the season in 2017, UCLA goes to Texas A&M, who is a top 25 team. UCLA is not ranked. UCLA is down 27 points going into the 4th quarter. What happens? Rosen goes beserk and leads a 28 point rally to win the game. And finished with nearly 500 yards passing, 4 TDs and 0 INTs.

That is a signature win...
When it comes to Jones  
ghost718 : 3/20/2019 11:56 am : link
I think some people are taking the fumble and running the wrong way.

What you see on video does not line up with some of what's being said.
I don't think you can take anything from that Miami game  
Zeke's Alibi : 3/20/2019 12:04 pm : link
You did claim it was a signature win. I'm actually surprised they didn't postpone the game. Like I said, anyone that watched it knew it was a game so far outside the norm of even a bad weather game you can't take anything from it.
context bw context  
BigBlueCane : 3/20/2019 12:08 pm : link
That A&M team ended up firing their head coach and getting Jimbo to replace him.


The Miami-Duke game OTOH, was played in a monsoon and Miami also ended up replacing their head coach.

This isn't an endorsement of Jones but it is saying that you should watch the game in question.
RE: context bw context  
bw in dc : 3/20/2019 12:11 pm : link
In comment 14349391 BigBlueCane said:
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That A&M team ended up firing their head coach and getting Jimbo to replace him.


The Miami-Duke game OTOH, was played in a monsoon and Miami also ended up replacing their head coach.

This isn't an endorsement of Jones but it is saying that you should watch the game in question.


You're kidding, right? I am throwing the game out as a "signature win" since Eric, inexplicably, called it that.

Was the Rosen game v A&M impressive or not?
RE: I'm far..  
Thegratefulhead : 3/20/2019 12:15 pm : link
In comment 14348908 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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from a QB guru, but the lack of velocity on his passes was apparent at the two games I saw him live. Just sort of looked a little strange, almost like throws to the hashes were floating a bit.

I know he was paired against Lawrence in one of the games, but the differences were pretty apparent.

I can't say I've seen many guys play live where I'm thinking "meh" that turned out to be fantastic.
I agree with this.
signature win is a loaded term, my point was he had quality wins  
Eric on Li : 3/20/2019 12:50 pm : link
he didn't go 1-11 like Jay Cutler. The ACC isn't an FCS conference. He played against teams that had numerous day 1 & 2 prospects on their defenses and beat some of them. Forget the Miami, that became a side distraction to the main point - he was very impressive against Clemson and winning 2 bowl games at Duke speaks for itself when they had only won 1 bowl game in the previous 50 years.

I see things I like and dislike in both Jones and Haskins. Was it more impressive to see Haskins carve up Michigan with screen passes and blown deep coverages? Or Jones to take hits from Clemsons D and keep his garbage team in the game against the team that won their 2nd championship in 3 years a month later? I don't know but I value both performances positively over someone untested in atmospheres like that. Or who played awful like Lock against Bama (though to be fair that's the only game of his I saw and anyone can have a bad game).
There are..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 3/20/2019 12:52 pm : link
very few quality wins, but there was a 59-7 loss to Wake Forest at home. A game where Jones was under 50% and threw for less than 150 yards on 35+ attempts
RE: There are..  
Eric on Li : 3/20/2019 1:01 pm : link
In comment 14349464 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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very few quality wins, but there was a 59-7 loss to Wake Forest at home. A game where Jones was under 50% and threw for less than 150 yards on 35+ attempts


That's certainly a bad loss. I'd be lying if I said I watched it. Maybe it was the hangover from getting physically beat up by Clemson the week before? Just looking at the box score his team gave up 350 yards rushing, lost 3 fumbles (none him), and lost time of possession by 16 minutes. You could drop Aaron Rodgers into that game and it would have been a tough one to win.
It was one of the two..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 3/20/2019 1:06 pm : link
games I saw in person. The other being Clemson.

I can't get on board with thinking he looked good in either. He made some terrible reads in the Clemson game, including a couple of plays where he could've had TD's or long games if he looked in the direction oft he open WR.

In the Wake game, he wasn't particularly under pressure. I think they had one sack, but I took notice at the lack of velocity on his passes. In both games. I could chalk the Clemson game up to him facing Lawrence. Not much excuse for the Wake game.

Best thing about the Wake game is we took off at the start of the 4th.
RE: signature win is a loaded term, my point was he had quality wins  
bw in dc : 3/20/2019 1:16 pm : link
In comment 14349458 Eric on Li said:
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he didn't go 1-11 like Jay Cutler. The ACC isn't an FCS conference. He played against teams that had numerous day 1 & 2 prospects on their defenses and beat some of them. Forget the Miami, that became a side distraction to the main point - he was very impressive against Clemson and winning 2 bowl games at Duke speaks for itself when they had only won 1 bowl game in the previous 50 years.



Look, no one would like to disagree more here with FatMan than me, but he's got this one down cold. Jones was underwhelming v Clemson. To me, he looked very anxious and made some panic throws. And Clemson is so loaded they will do that to most QBs.

Now go watch the NC St v Clemson game. Finley, who I really like, showed much more poise, was nifty in and out of the pocket, and made much better throws than Jones. And NC State wasn't loaded this year, and Clemson beat the living piss out of them. Finley made two tremendous throws in that game that were either sure TDs or splash plays for big gains but his receivers obviously had Clemson minus the points...
RE: The thing about his comp % is that he had an enormous # of drops  
ajr2456 : 3/20/2019 1:19 pm : link
In comment 14349008 Eric on Li said:
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PFF says statistically Duke WR dropped more passes for him than any other team in the country and I believe it was somewhere around 5 per game - and that shows up in any game of his you watch. So even if you reduce that number by 1 or 2 drops per game it makes a big impact. 20 less drops (less than 2 per game) and he's a 65% passer.

Also PFF had them drop more deep passes than any other WR group in the country.

Part of the allure of Jones is how weak his supporting cast was and that had they been better he'd have been much better statistically.


To be fair, we heard this same excuse for Allen last year as to why his completion percentage was bad and he went on to complete 52% his rookie season
Dungey..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 3/20/2019 1:19 pm : link
for Syracuse looked really good vs. Clemson as well.

Went to 4 Clemson games this year and frankly Jones looked the worst of the QB's facing them. Part of that was because I was trying to pay attention to him since talk here had him on the Giants radar
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arcarsenal : 3/20/2019 1:25 pm : link
I'm surprised you like Finley so much, bw - one of the biggest knocks on him are that he struggles against pressure and makes bad decisions - something you've belabored the point on with Haskins with regularity.

Finley and Jones actually remind me quite a bit of each other. They both have all the makings of painfully average QB's who lack arm strength, have very limited ceilings, don't jump off the screen anywhere, and are more likely to be career backups than starters.

Lance Zierlein's player comp for Finley is Sean Mannion.

Not exactly inspiring. I'd be pretty pissed if Finley was the guy we hitched our wagon to. No more projects that are such long-shots, please. We've done enough failing in that area.
it was impressive  
BigBlueCane : 3/20/2019 2:47 pm : link
for TAMU's meltdown more then anything else. UCLA was not a good FB program during Rosen's tenure.
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bw in dc : 3/20/2019 3:04 pm : link
In comment 14349556 arcarsenal said:
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I'm surprised you like Finley so much, bw - one of the biggest knocks on him are that he struggles against pressure and makes bad decisions - something you've belabored the point on with Haskins with regularity.

Finley and Jones actually remind me quite a bit of each other. They both have all the makings of painfully average QB's who lack arm strength, have very limited ceilings, don't jump off the screen anywhere, and are more likely to be career backups than starters.

Lance Zierlein's player comp for Finley is Sean Mannion.

Not exactly inspiring. I'd be pretty pissed if Finley was the guy we hitched our wagon to. No more projects that are such long-shots, please. We've done enough failing in that area.


I didn't like him much for a while. But the more I heard that some teams really like him - lots of chatter out of the Senior Bowl - I went back and watched some of his work on youtube.

I saw more pocket poise, an ability to keep his head up when the rush was bearing down on him, and some very good movement. And with that movement, very good accuracy on the run. Obviously he's not Kyle Murray, but it's a wrinkle I didn't see.

I tell you what, he's not scared to stand in there and go through his progression, too.

I think his arm strength issue is overplayed. If anything, I think he's just more late with the ball, particularly on outs. So that would need to be addressed.

Look, I don't think his first round material. But is further along than some of these other flyers we have recently taken with Lauletta, Webb, etc. And I like his multiple years as a starter.

To me, he's a bit like Eli with better movement, but not quite the arm talent.
I'm with arc on this - I think Finley and Jones are very similar too  
Greg from LI : 3/20/2019 3:27 pm : link
They both throw those rainbow floaters on deep passes.
I haven't seen a ton of Finley but Harmon alone is a key difference  
Eric on Li : 3/20/2019 3:43 pm : link
I like Drinkwitz but I think it's also far from determined whether or not he has a good system for cfb or a good system for cfb that develops players for the pro game. A lot more of the former than the latter out there. A lot of the Cutcliffe stuff is overrated but he has been a solid, successful, offensive coach for a long time. It may not be all that big of a deal but it's a net positive for Jones that he was his coach.

Projecting QB's from college to the pros is almost impossible. NFL Gm's get it wrong more than half the time with the first overall pick, let alone later picks. There are things to like and dislike about just about every QB that's ever been drafted not named Andrew Luck. Jones and Haskins included. I think Jones did a lot of good things and it's just odd to me so many are dead set against him after bitching nonstop for the last year that the Giants made a mistake passing on Sam Darnold (this is not directed at anyone in particular, I don't know who has specifically said what about Darnold). I'd almost definitely take Darnold over Jones, but they aren't completely dissimilar. There's a very real chance Jones is an undervalued asset because of how poor his supporting cast was. Even Finley, he had two 1,000 receivers at the combine. Jones hasn't played with a WR with more than 800 yards in any of his 3 seasons.
Not sure that Jones is undervalued  
Ten Ton Hammer : 3/20/2019 3:49 pm : link
Someone will take him in the first 3-4 rounds for sure. Quarterbacks that look viable just don't lose value.
RE: Not sure that Jones is undervalued  
Eric on Li : 3/20/2019 4:01 pm : link
In comment 14349983 Ten Ton Hammer said:
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Someone will take him in the first 3-4 rounds for sure. Quarterbacks that look viable just don't lose value.


I'd still guess he goes rd 1 but who knows. Maybe he's this year's overhyped Ryan Nassib. If Gettleman takes him in round 1 I'll have a little faith that he isn't but it's possible he is. Just as possible as it is that Murray is this years RG3 and Haskins this year's Geno Smith. Drafting QB's is a crapshoot. It took the Browns a lot of blown picks to get Mayfield, Arizona is already potentially back in the market after drafting Rosen last year, etc.
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arcarsenal : 3/20/2019 5:45 pm : link
In comment 14349861 bw in dc said:
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I'm surprised you like Finley so much, bw - one of the biggest knocks on him are that he struggles against pressure and makes bad decisions - something you've belabored the point on with Haskins with regularity.

Finley and Jones actually remind me quite a bit of each other. They both have all the makings of painfully average QB's who lack arm strength, have very limited ceilings, don't jump off the screen anywhere, and are more likely to be career backups than starters.

Lance Zierlein's player comp for Finley is Sean Mannion.

Not exactly inspiring. I'd be pretty pissed if Finley was the guy we hitched our wagon to. No more projects that are such long-shots, please. We've done enough failing in that area.



I didn't like him much for a while. But the more I heard that some teams really like him - lots of chatter out of the Senior Bowl - I went back and watched some of his work on youtube.

I saw more pocket poise, an ability to keep his head up when the rush was bearing down on him, and some very good movement. And with that movement, very good accuracy on the run. Obviously he's not Kyle Murray, but it's a wrinkle I didn't see.

I tell you what, he's not scared to stand in there and go through his progression, too.

I think his arm strength issue is overplayed. If anything, I think he's just more late with the ball, particularly on outs. So that would need to be addressed.

Look, I don't think his first round material. But is further along than some of these other flyers we have recently taken with Lauletta, Webb, etc. And I like his multiple years as a starter.

To me, he's a bit like Eli with better movement, but not quite the arm talent.


That's fair - I haven't seen much of him, those were just my impressions based on the limited stuff I was able to see and what I've picked up along the way on him.

He just strikes me as a long-shot to be an NFL starter. I'm not sure I really see it.

I'll say this, though - I'm not sure Finley a round later than Jones wouldn't present better value if we were going with a non-Haskins/Murray QB in this draft and Elway does wind up going in on Lock.

There doesn't appear to be much that Daniel Jones does that Finley can't.

Not a fan of either for NYG, personally, but... I could see Finley being better value relative to where he's likely to go in the draft. Jones anywhere in the 1st round pisses me off at this point and will really bother me. I can't get myself to like him no matter how hard I try.
The first time I saw Jones  
Jay on the Island : 3/20/2019 5:48 pm : link
It was evident that he didn't have the necessary arm strength to be a good starting QB in the NFL. I would rather take a chance on a guy like Tyree Jackson in round 3 than Daniel Jones in the same round.
arc...  
bw in dc : 3/20/2019 6:03 pm : link
I have really tried to get on the Jones bandwagon. Despite what others say, I don't take a position just to be a contrarian (granted, at first I am always skeptical what the mainstream thinks about anything). So I watched the entire Clemson game live - was the feature ABC game that Saturday -and watched a bunch of footage on youtube.

But I just couldn't get there. I put a lot of emphasis on plus or plus-plus attributes and I really didn't see any of that on the field except his size. I guess his movement was okay, but it's not something we haven't seen in every QB.

Project type? Sure. I could see a 4th round grade. A first rounder who is supposed to lead a franchise? NFW.
RE: arc...  
arcarsenal : 3/20/2019 6:05 pm : link
In comment 14350261 bw in dc said:
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I have really tried to get on the Jones bandwagon. Despite what others say, I don't take a position just to be a contrarian (granted, at first I am always skeptical what the mainstream thinks about anything). So I watched the entire Clemson game live - was the feature ABC game that Saturday -and watched a bunch of footage on youtube.

But I just couldn't get there. I put a lot of emphasis on plus or plus-plus attributes and I really didn't see any of that on the field except his size. I guess his movement was okay, but it's not something we haven't seen in every QB.

Project type? Sure. I could see a 4th round grade. A first rounder who is supposed to lead a franchise? NFW.


Totally with you on Jones. We agree big time here.
I don't know when Jones goes but I think Bob McGinn does a great job  
Eric on Li : 3/20/2019 7:00 pm : link
and here's his preliminary write-up which has Jones in his 3rd tier of players who should be there for the Packers selection at 12 and possibly their second selection at 30 (no specific rankings). The tiers of players above him are those who will "definitely be gone" by the #12 pick (the top 3 D prospects + Devin White), 7 players who "will probably be gone" which includes Murray/Haskins, and then the group who will probably be there which includes Jones + Lock.

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DANIEL JONES*, QB, Duke: 6-5, 221.

Fourth-year junior helped himself at the Senior Bowl. “He was really good in the practices,” said one scout. “He’s going first round. He’s probably the most ready to play. I’m a big David Cutcliffe guy and his ability to deal with quarterbacks.” Cutcliffe, the Blue Devils’ coach, once coached the Mannings, Peyton and Eli. “Reminded me of Carson Wentz,” said another scout. “Tall, strong-armed, mechanically sound. You know he’s been well-coached. High, three-quarters delivery. Short motion. Good touch inside the numbers, inconsistent outside the numbers. Nice deep ball.” Missed just three weeks after suffering a broken collarbone early last season. “People will compare him to Joe Flacco,” a third scout said. “He’s not as athletic as Carson Wentz but he’s instinctive like Wentz.”


Jeremiah's latest top 50 had him in a similar range as McGinn, so the industry seems to view him better than the mainstream Giant fan opinion, which is odd only because it's contrary to how our fanbase currently views every single other non-Eli option.
RE: I don't know when Jones goes but I think Bob McGinn does a great job  
bw in dc : 3/20/2019 8:26 pm : link
In comment 14350311 Eric on Li said:
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and here's his preliminary write-up which has Jones in his 3rd tier of players who should be there for the Packers selection at 12 and possibly their second selection at 30 (no specific rankings). The tiers of players above him are those who will "definitely be gone" by the #12 pick (the top 3 D prospects + Devin White), 7 players who "will probably be gone" which includes Murray/Haskins, and then the group who will probably be there which includes Jones + Lock.



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DANIEL JONES*, QB, Duke: 6-5, 221.

Fourth-year junior helped himself at the Senior Bowl. “He was really good in the practices,” said one scout. “He’s going first round. He’s probably the most ready to play. I’m a big David Cutcliffe guy and his ability to deal with quarterbacks.” Cutcliffe, the Blue Devils’ coach, once coached the Mannings, Peyton and Eli. “Reminded me of Carson Wentz,” said another scout. “Tall, strong-armed, mechanically sound. You know he’s been well-coached. High, three-quarters delivery. Short motion. Good touch inside the numbers, inconsistent outside the numbers. Nice deep ball.” Missed just three weeks after suffering a broken collarbone early last season. “People will compare him to Joe Flacco,” a third scout said. “He’s not as athletic as Carson Wentz but he’s instinctive like Wentz.”



Jeremiah's latest top 50 had him in a similar range as McGinn, so the industry seems to view him better than the mainstream Giant fan opinion, which is odd only because it's contrary to how our fanbase currently views every single other non-Eli option.


I can see why a case can be made for Haskins, Murray and Lock in the first round - they have first round tools (not enough in my book, but there are some definitely discernible) - but there is nothing I can find or see with Jones. It's bewildering at this point.

No no no  
TD : 3/21/2019 7:14 am : link
Jones screams mid-rounder to me. Picking him any sooner would be a fireable offense.

The only reason he’s being talked about as a possible 1 or early 2 is because it’s a weak QB class. Most years he’s firmly a 3-4.
To be fair..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 3/21/2019 8:22 am : link
it is only a fireable offense if he's picked too soon and sucks.

We are just a bunch of laymen watching college games casually. I honestly can't tell if a player is going to be good at the next level or not. Jones doesn't look the part to me in what I've seen, but you are talking to a guy who thought Conan O'Brien would last a month and the WNBA would fold up shop after the first week.
My two favorite BBI terms -  
section125 : 3/21/2019 8:27 am : link
Fireable Offense

Draft collateral
RE: To be fair..  
TMS : 3/21/2019 9:47 pm : link
In comment 14350829 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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it is only a fireable offense if he's picked too soon and sucks.

We are just a bunch of laymen watching college games casually. I honestly can't tell if a player is going to be good at the next level or not. Jones doesn't look the part to me in what I've seen, but you are talking to a guy who thought Conan O'Brien would last a month and the WNBA would fold up shop after the first week.
This would be an inside info pick because of his Manning connections and what he can become not what he is now. Think ELI wants to stay for a few more years if he can. Maybe at #18 unless we are going all out Fromm next year. MO
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