5 quarterback prospects the Vikings could draft in 2022

(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) JT Daniels
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(Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images) JT Daniels /

JT Daniels (Georgia)


  • Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 210 pounds

2020 Stats:

  • 1,231 passing yards
  • 10 TDs
  • Only started 4 games

Georgia had a revolving door at quarterback in 2020 that included USC-transfer JT Daniels. Daniels eventually took hold of that job and carried the momentum into offseason expectations for the 2021 campaign. Last season, Daniels led the Bulldogs to a Peach Bowl victory over Desmond Ridder and Cincinnati.

Daniels is not going to blow anyone away with any physical traits, but he has a good arm that will translate to the next level. He’s a pure pocket passer with enough mobility to escape within the pocket but he is not going to break off a long run very often, if ever.

The arm talent is more than enough but it does not equate to the other guys in this class or some of the top arms already in the NFL. Daniels keeps his eyes down the field, knows where the soft spots are, and will throw his guys open.

He needs to clean up the mistakes, though. Daniels has 13 interceptions in just 16 career games and is no stranger to throwing into tight coverage. His ball placement, especially on quick throws, can use a tune-up as well. He had a lot of throws that could have gone for plenty of yards after the catch, but his placement left receivers either turned around or forced to slow down.

Daniels is probably going to be an NFL starter, but not right away. If the Vikings were to take a shot on him at the end of the first round and let him sit behind Kirk Cousins for a year before battling with Kellen Mond in 2023, things could be interesting.

But would Minnesota be comfortable with drafting two quarterbacks early and having them compete for the starting job as soon as Cousins leaves?