Jayden Daniels NFL Draft Projection: Where Will The LSU QB Land?

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The 2023 Heisman Trophy winner is looking towards the next chapter of his journey when the 2024 NFL Draft will be held on April 25-27 in Detroit, Michigan (ESPN). Former LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels completed his senior season converting 236-of-327 passes (72.2% completion) for 3,812 yards (11.7 yards average) with a whopping 40 touchdowns to four interceptions and a quarterback rating of 208, fast becoming a darling across Louisiana sports betting.

The five-year starter (three with Arizona State, two with LSU) and 2023 consensus All-American should be a first round pick, but where is the question. LouisianaBets.com sorted out the possibilities and provided probable odds on where the 6-foot-4, 210-pound San Bernardino, California native might land. Below is where we think he could geaux.

Thomas Leary contributed to this report.

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Jayden Daniels NFL Draft Landing Spot Odds

Team Percentage Chance Odds
Washington Commanders 63.6% -175
NE Patriots 28.6% +250
Las Vegas Raiders 3.8% +2500
Minnesota Vikings 2.4% +4000
NY Giants 1.3% +7500
Other 0.5% +2000

Will Jayden Daniels Be The No. 2 Pick?

The strongest favorite to land Daniels are the Washington Commanders at -175. New Commanders (4-13, No. 2) head coach Dan Quinn would love to start anew with a new quarterback, and the front office shipped former North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell, who was chosen in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, to the Seahawks after he started most of the 2023-2024 season. The pick of Daniels would boost the Commanders fanbase with enthusiasm and energy that they haven't had since the rookie season of Robert Griffin III. Will first-year GM Adam Peters take a swing at No. 2 overall on the Heisman winner? Our model says yes.

Then there are the New England Patriots (4-13, No. 3 pick) at +250 (28.6% chance). The pick would immediately give new head coach Jerod Mayo a dual threat at the position, something the Patriots have not had since Cam Newton in the 2020 COVID season. In mid-March, Daniels to the Patriots picked up steam when the team traded former first round pick Mac Jones to the Jaguars. That leaves Bailey Zappe and journeyman Jacoby Brissett as the only quarterbacks with legitimate NFL experience on the Pats roster. Zappe last season in six games as a starter went 2-6, throwing 6 touchdowns to 9 interceptions. Brissett is set to begin his second stint in New England after signing a one-year deal in free agency. The 31-year-old has played for 5 teams already throughout his career.

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Lou Monaco is a contributing writer to LouisianaBets.com. Lou had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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