Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Daniel Jones! (NFL)

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Daniel Jones! (NFL)

October 13, 2019 12 By Stanley Isaacs


EverythingTop10 is proud to present, “The
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Daniel Jones!” #10. He is a humble, down to earth guy. This cannot be said of many NFL quarterbacks,
but Daniel Jones is one of the humblest guys you will ever meet. Former teammates speak of how he was always
there as a friend, or how he would always organize cookouts and barbeques for them. One teammate mentioned how he would always
be the one visiting and bringing food to him at the hospital, making sure he was okay. #9. Jones was picked over some big names in the
2019 NFL Draft. His selection was surprising, that much is
clear. However, he was surprisingly picked over some
pretty huge names. The Giants could have taken Ohio State quarterback
Dwayne Haskins or edge rusher Josh Allen with both still being on the board at the time. In fact, Haskins was seen laughing and shrugging
when the pick was announced. #8. He has been likened to Peyton Manning. Coming from NFL scouting sensation Gil Brandt,
the likening to Peyton Manning is to be taken seriously. According to Brandt, looking at Jones would
be like turning the clock back and watching Peyton Manning, who played in the NFL for
18 seasons. Manning started off in the NFL with the Indianapolis
Colts, and he ended his career with the Denver Broncos. Such high praise and a career that Daniel
Jones can only hope for. #7. Jones has struggled with injury. He, like many other first round picks, had
an impressive college career. He even forewent his last year of collegiate
football to apply to the NFL. His college career was, however, not without
difficulty. He struggled with injuries, often playing
through pain and illness in his usual determination to help his team win. #6. He is in a relationship with Ella Bonafede. He is currently dating New York native Ella
Bonafede. Judging from her posts on social media, they
seem to have been together for a long time, probably meeting at Duke where she played
lacrosse. Bonafede, who is a vet, was born in the Bay
Shore area, about 37 miles from Manhattan. Bonafede is very active on social media, and
is very supportive of her boyfriend. #5. Jones comes from a family of sportspeople. He is no doubt the most famous of them, but
there is no shortage of competitive sporting spirit in his family. He comes from a family where all his siblings
are god athletes in their own right. Becca, older than him by 22 months, played
field hockey for four years at Davidson, a sport which her mother also excelled in. His younger brother Bates is in the men’s
Basketball team at Davidson. The youngest of the siblings, Ruthie, could
actually be the best athlete of the three siblings and is headed to Duke as a decorated
soccer player. #4. He is only the second Duke Player to be drafted
in the top 10 overall. He was selected 6th overall in the NFL Draft,
a fact that reportedly baffled some Giants fans, judging from the videos they posted
on social media. For Duke fans and followers, this is somewhat
a unique occurrence. The fact that he was selected 6th overall
makes him only the second Duke player to be drafted in the top 10, after Mike Junkin,
the linebacker who was drafted 5th overall in 1987. No blue devil quarterback was ever taken in
the first round before him. The most recent (relative) success story from
Duke was in 2015, when Laken Tomlinson was selected 28th overall by Detroit. #3. Jones was destined for Harvard or Princeton. When he finally began to get the attention
of colleges in his senior year, he got the attention of several Ivy League schools. He threw for 43 touchdowns in his senior year
and ran for another 10 touchdowns. He however seemed headed for a decision between
Harvard and Princeton. In a last ditch attempt, his high school coach
offered him to Duke head coach David Cutcliffe. There were no scholarships available, so Jones
was offered the chance to play for Duke as a ‘grayshirt’. This meant he would pay his own way through
his first semester until a scholarship spot opened. He accepted the offer, and the rest as they
say is history. He went on to start for Duke for three years,
throwing for more than 8000 yards. #2. He was a late bloomer. He was really skinny growing up, unbelievably
skinny. He only developed the physique he has today
way later in his playing career. It was not until his junior year in high school
that he slowly started to bulk up. In his sophomore year, he was just about 5
foot 11, weighing about 150 pounds. Despite his size, he was really athletic and
extremely competitive in nature. He grew to a massive 6 foot 3 by his senior
year in high school, and this is when he finally caught the undivided attention of the major
college football programs. The high school recruiting records were even
more brutal. 24/7Sports, for instance ranked him as the
2020th best player among the class of 2015. His composite rating, which combines the opinions
of most major recruiting services, listed him with no stars and a “not available”
ranking. Sites like Rivals.com did not even have a
photo to go with his profile. Compare this with his profile in 2019, where
he was one of the first-tier quarterback prospects, ranked together with players that had four
or five stars out of high school. #1. Jones’ high school nickname was “swag.” According to former varsity football coach
Larry McNulty, Jones had such swagger about him in his formative years as a football player,
that the people around him called him “swag.” McNulty, who has since retired from coaching
described him as a really skinny kid, but one that did not lack in confidence or expression. Snippets of this attitude can be seen in his
demeanor today as he plays for the New York Giants. Many fans believe that succeeding at the top
needs a little bit of this, and some even enjoy it. Daniel Jones had so much of it, they gave
him a nickname. He was a small kid, and often took hits from
people almost twice his size, but he had a particular calmness about him that kept him
going through adversity. That’s all folks! Please leave a like if you enjoyed the video
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