Here’s some of what Athlon has to say about JT Daniels:
Daniels made his first start for Georgia against Mississippi State and his 12th in college, and set career highs with 401 passing yards and four touchdowns. Across four starts, Daniels averaged 10.3 yards per pass attempt, which would have tied North Carolina standout Sam Howell for sixth on the FBS leaderboard (and less than one yard behind leader and Heisman Trophy finalist Mac Jones) had he played enough to qualify. Most importantly, the Dawgs won all four games, and averaged 37.3 points per contest. Georgia scored 29.0 points on average with Mathis and Bennett starting. The Bulldogs averaged 209.3 passing yards and 382.8 yards of total offense across the first six games and improved to 310.8 and 486.0, respectively, with Daniels in the lineup. They also improved their average yards per play from 5.42 to 7.51.
All that, and yet there are some legit questions about his mechanics. Check out this Twitter thread (h/t):
It’s the lack of consistency that sticks out. McDaniel says the issue with his lower body mechanics precedes his injury, but I wonder if that still isn’t a factor. The big question from here is whether he can show more consistency throwing the deep ball. He had a great year, but even with that, he left a few yards on the table with some of those throws.