Arizona State Sun Devils football program had not had a top 10 quarterback prospect since Jake (the snake) Plummer, and even his talents were not good enough to be in the top 10 quarterback prospects that could go in the first round of the NFL draft.
That was 1997, and the quarterback position has taken on a bit of an overhaul as far as what a prospect should project at the next level.
The scrappy Plummer was lead by more heart than any physical attributes, he didn’t have the biggest arm and was not the most athletic, but he did the thing that projects at the next level, and that’s win.
Jayden Daniels is currently 15-6 in his career, and completing about 70%bof his passes.
Daniels is quietly becoming a star that needs to get a little bit more attention from the national media.
Currently Yahoo sports rankings have Daniels 14th nation’s top quarterback prospects, and disrespectfully have UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson in front of him after beating him head-to -head.
The Sun Devils signal caller is a dual threat to any defense, and has a surprisingly strong accurate arm.
The last two games we watched Jayden make throws that are made on Sunday’s, and the Devils passing game is beginning to turn the corner towards that team that we expected.
Daniels has become must see television, making exciting plays like the 54 yard touchdown run against a good Stanford defense.
Coming into this game on Friday night both teams coming off very big wins the previous week, and this was highly anticipated to be a big Pac 12 matchup.
The Devils simply made this a one-sided game.
Jayden Daniels continued to make plays with both his arm and legs, finished 14/23 for 175 yards adding 76 rushing for a touchdown.
The young quarterback is leading his team, and now should be the front runners to winning the Pac 12 South.