On one hand, Daniels’ torched three sketchy defenses but made mistakes against an awesome Cincinnati defense; he lost go-to receiver George Pickens to a spring knee injury, too, and it’s uncertain when or whether the junior will play this season.
On the other hand, (A) Daniels’ excellent Total QBR was opponent-adjusted, and (B) he will still have Kearis Jackson, Jermaine Burton and Dominick Blaylock (injured in 2020) at his disposal, plus two sophomore TEs (Darnell Washington and LSU transfer Arik Gilbert) with otherworldly potential. Add in one of the best RB rooms in the country (led by Zamir White), and you’ve got a ridiculously high ceiling.
You know, we’ll probably be happy if Daniels lands somewhere in the middle. (Which is not to say I’m not greedy for more, Monken!)