NFL Draft Analysis: Chase Daniel, QB, Missouri Tigers

by Ben Rubin on March 17, 2009 @ 00:00:00 PDT

 


University of Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel will look to continue his football career after completing his senior season. Daniel played wide receiver in high school until his junior year, when he took over at quarterback and led Carroll High School (Southlake, Texas) to a 31-1 record as an upperclassman.

At Missouri, Daniel's success earned him the 2007 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year Award and also included him as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, in which he finished fourth. In 2008, Daniel threw for 4,335 yards, good for fourth in the country, and 39 touchdowns, which was sixth overall.

Strengths

  • Great knowledge of the game from his position
  • Accuracy
  • A leader on the field
  • Poses a threat to defenses as a great runner
  • Good pocket presence

Weaknesses

  • Doesn't have prototypical size at 6-foot, 218 pounds
  • Doesn't have a very strong arm
  • Trouble with the deep ball
  • Style of play suggests he might struggle in NFL offenses

Expected draft placement

Daniel's size really hurts his draft potential, and he will likely be a very late draft pick, if he's picked at all. Many teams need a quarterback in the draft; however, it is more likely that a team without the need of an imminent fix will draft him or sign him as a free agent.

There are plenty of teams that could show interest in the quarterback prospect including the Houston Texans, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams, to name a few.

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