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5 Things Daniel Jones Does Better than Dwayne Haskins

As a Giants fan, I preferred Dwayne Haskins over Daniel Jones as a prospect heading into the 2019 NFL Draft, so please don’t be the guy who comments on this article criticizing me for saying Jones is better. I am simply naming 5 things he does better at this point in time after studying both guys extensively. Haskins has a better arm and is a better decision maker at this point, studying the tape.

Many Giants fans were unhappy when they selected Daniel Jones with the 6th overall pick. If they got Jones at the start of the 2nd round, that would have been a good spot for me based on my evaluation. If they took him at 17, I think Giants fan would be less upset as a whole. Still, despite Haskins being higher on my board, I do believe Daniel Jones certainly does some things better.

1.Pre-snap reads: Jones was asked to do more pre-snap in David Cutcliffe’s than Haskins was asked to do at OSU under Urban Meyer, most notably pre-snap protection and picking up the blitz. BTW, I think the tape shows he is better at picking up blitzes at this point in time.

2. Yes! He is more accurate: If you study Haskins tape, he loses all accuracy when he can’t set his feet, and he goes through spells where he misses consistently on deep balls. Jones does not have this problem and throws accurately from all platforms on a consistent basis. Sorry Haskins lovers, but he is not as accurate as you say he is. I am not saying Haskins is inaccurate, but his accuracy exaggerated in my opinion.

3. Faster and a better scrambler: Jones ran the 40 at his pro day in 4.67 seconds and Dwayne Haskins best 40 time was 5.04. If you watch Jones take off on tape, he certainly is a more natural scrambler.

4. Throwing WR’s open (leading them into space):  It’s no secret that Haskins had the better receivers, and if you watch Jones he was constantly leading his receivers into space, more so than Haskins was or needed to.

5. Game preparation: Both guys are in offenses with pro-style concepts, but Jones doing more in terms of setting protections, picking up blitzes, getting an underwhelming cast of WR’s to be the best position possible, and the demands Cutcliffe places on QB’s (which is obvious when you watch the games) Jones has probably had to do more to prepare for games, similar to an NFL QB.

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