Duke – QB Daniel Jones
Sophomore quarterback Daniel Jones is one of the most interesting quarterback cases in all of college football. The Charlotte, North Carolina native has shown great potential and flashes throughout his first two years as a Blue Devil but the lack of weapons around him has severely hampered his abilities.
That being said, Jones is capable of being a dangerous quarterback and could have a Kurk Benkert like effort on Saturday against the Jackets. Though it seems a bit unlikely he puts up eye-popping numbers.
Through 10 games this season, Jones has completed 187-of-343 (54.5%) passes for just 1,916-yards, eight touchdowns, and eight interceptions. For comparison, he completed 62.5% of his passes a season ago for 2,836-yards, 16 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
Out of his ten starts this season, Jones has passed for over 200-yards just five times. In his last six games, he’s thrown just three touchdown passes while throwing six interceptions, not exactly comforting numbers for the Duke offense.
Jones doesn’t really have the ability to scramble all too much but can get things done on his feet when needed. He has 115 rushing attempts on the season for 304-yards and four touchdowns.
Jones struggles and Duke’s struggles over the last six games are no coincidence. They have the potential to breakout offensively but it’s hard to see them doing so on Saturday.