Click on everything from Bleacher Report NFL Draft writer Matt Miller. Even if the tweet or headline doesn't make you sweaty, just click it. There will always be a couple nuggets to chew on. This week, in Miller's "Early 2019 NFL Draft All-Sleeper Team," he dropped this: Daniel Jones could be the first quarterback selected in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Jones is a former walk-on whom 247ports ranked outside the top 2,000 recruits in the 2015 class. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound redshirt junior is a three-year starter and two-time captain with, entering the regular-season finale vs. Wake Forest, 7,633 career passing yards and 46 touchdowns.
Miller has been high on Jones' NFL stock, praising his development and work in David Cutcliffe's "diverse" offensive system, and ranked him second among quarterback (and the 21st-overall prospect) on his Nov. 13 Big Board. And reports have said both Justin Herbert and Dwayne Haskins could pass on the 2019 draft, further weakening an already-thin quarterback class.
"With a strong predraft process, Jones has a shot to be the first quarterback selected," wrote Miller.
It's one thing to see Jones listed among the top quarterbacks for the 2019 NFL Draft. It's another to see one of the most respected NFL Draft analysts say Jones has real shot to be QB1.