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Jayden Daniels Exclusive: LSU Standout Not Offended By Dan Quinn’s Commanders Hosting 4 QB Visits at Once

Published 04/24/2024, 9:19 AM EDT

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Jayden Daniels is revving his engines full throttle as he gears up for the 2024 NFL Draft. His standout performance at the Combine has only fueled the hype swirling around his name. With projections placing him at Number 2 overall, it’s like the icing on the cake. But here’s the kicker – Daniels isn’t just riding the wave of tradition.

Daniels is part of a new breed of quarterbacks that the NFL is clamoring for compact, swift, and agile. It’s a game-changer. And with the Draft countdown ticking away, We’re almost there. Almost.

Jayden Daniels unfazed by Washington’s QB carousel

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Jayden Daniels sat down for a chat with EssentiallySports, dishing on his journey from ASU to LSU and how those experiences have shaped his game. His recent pit stop at Washington didn’t go unnoticed either. When grilled about the influx of QB prospects during his visit, “Anything about Washington bringing in multiple quarterbacks during the visit? Any preference, Washington, New England scheme, like coach, anything stick out to you there?”, Daniels didn’t mince words.

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With that trademark humility, he shrugged it off, saying, “Nah, I mean, I’ll just say like as far as I’m just blessed to be in this position. You know, teams got a different way of doing stuff so can’t really question everything but you know, I’m just blessed to be a part of that. You know, other quarterbacks I knew, we had a great time. You know, we’re always excited for each other and see where we all land.”

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Now, the Commanders are making moves. They are hosting Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye, Michael Penix Jr., and J.J. McCarthy for a little Topgolf action. But rumor has it, that they’re eyeing Daniels as the franchise’s next QB very seriously. And let’s be real, he’s not just any prospect. With a Heisman under his belt, Daniels could be one of the biggest names of the 2024 NFL Draft, no doubt about it.

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High stakes, big chips: Adam Peters prepares to deal in NFL Draft

Meanwhile, the Commanders aren’t just eyeing some fresh talent in this draft; they’re chasing the prospect of finding a new messiah after the tumultuous Snyder era. Adam Peters, now at the helm of the Commanders, is gearing up to take charge of his very own draft room. Ready to play his hand in this high-stakes poker game called the NFL Draft.

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With a franchise’s future riding on his choices, every pick is like a move in the ultimate game of strategy. “We want to do this, obviously, for this organization, but for this region, for this fan base, and for the men, coaches, coaching staff, and players on the field, to get this right”, Peters said very candidly regarding their draft strategy.

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He has expressed clearly that he doesn’t ‘see a whole lot of scenarios‘ where he and the Commanders would trade away their No. 2 pick. Tonight marks the final countdown for Peters and his crew as they hash out their game plan before the 2024 NFL Draft kicks off. What are your predictions for the Commanders’ No. 2 choice? Let us know in the comments.

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