2017 NFL Draft

B.J. Daniels, QB

School: South Florida  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 222 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Latest News
03/07/2013 - 2013 South Florida Pro Day: One of the most intriguing players on the field was former quarterback BJ Daniels, who's coming off a broken ankle. He was able to display his skills at QB, but he was also moved to wide receiver and defensive back, proving to NFL Scouts he is extremely versatile. "It truly is a blessing to have a team look at you for various things; I am blessed with the ability to do other things," said Daniels. "Quarterback is what I want to do. I want to give it all and my best and see where the chips fall." - Chris Fischer, WTSP 10 News

03/07/2013 - 2013 South Florida Pro Day: B.J. Daniels remains open to any possibilities for a career in the National Football League. First, though, he wants a shot at playing quarterback. Daniels, a four-year starter for the University of South Florida who finished with a career 10,501 yards of total offense, put his skills on display during Wednesday's NFL Pro Day at USF. Every NFL team was represented, along with a few from the Canadian Football League.

Daniels, whose college career was ended three games prematurely with a broken ankle, ran a 4.63 and 4.66 in the 40-yard dash. He had 20 repetitions on the bench press at 225 pounds. His vertical leap measured 30?? inches. He also got to throw some passes - although the gusting-wind conditions were far from perfect.

Daniels said he feels good after rehabilitating from his injury. He said he has been contacted by several NFL general managers. Some like him at quarterback, while others prefer a different position, such as wide receiver. "You don't need to have 32 teams like you, you just need one," Daniels said. "I'm looking forward to the process and showing what I can do." - Joey Johnston, The Tampa Tribune

12/02/2012 - QB B.J. Daniels finished his career 21-21 as a starter. His 8,433 passing yards rank third in USF annals, and his 2,068 rushing yards rank fourth. His 10,501 yards in total offense rank second in school and third in Big East history.

10/01/2012 - WEEK 5 BIG EAST HONOR ROLL: B.J. Daniels, Sr., QB, USF, Tallahassee, Fla.,...Threw for 143 yards and ran for a team-high 72 yards, including two rushing touchdowns, in a 30-17 loss to No. 4/4 Florida State. - BIG EAST football

09/24/2012 - WEEK 4 BIG EAST HONOR ROLL: B.J. Daniels, Sr., QB, USF, Tallahassee, Fla.,...Completed 19 of 30 passes for 312 yards and three touchdowns and had 75 rushing yards on 14 carries for 387 yards of total offense in a 31-27 loss at Ball State. - BIG EAST football

09/11/2012 - BIG EAST: PLAYERS WHOSE NFL DRAFT STOCK IS RISING - WEEK 2: B.J. Daniels, South Florida: Two late touchdown bombs by Daniels -- a 52-yarder and a 56-yarder with less than a minute left -- gave the Bulls a thrilling comeback win over Nevada on the road. Daniels had a solid all around game, throwing for three touchdowns and 363 yards. His size and arm will have pro scouts drooling, if he can keep from making too many mistakes. So far, so good. - Evan Hilbert, CBSSports.com

09/08/2012 - B.J. Daniels passed for 363 yards and three touchdowns, including a 56-yard scoring toss to Andre Davis with 38 seconds left in the game Saturday, to help South Florida come from behind to beat Nevada 32-31. Daniels also threw a 51-yard TD to Davis, who finished with 12 catches for 191 yards, and a 52-yard score to Chris Dunkley with 2:37 remaining. Lindsey Lamar added 85 yards rushing for the Bulls (2-0), who trailed 21-6 in the opening quarter. Cody Fajardo passed for 271 yards and a touchdown and ran for 134 yards and two more scores for the Wolf Pack (1-1), who won their opener last week at Cal and had lost only once in their last 18 home games. - AP Sports

09/07/2012 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: Senior QB B.J. Daniels makes USF's offense go. He was efficient and accurate, going 17-of-26 passing, in the opener but did throw one interception. He has a deep receiving corps to throw to headed by veteran Sterling Griffin and the explosive Terrence Mitchell. RB Demetris Murray is a proven commodity, but backfield depth may be questionable if backup Marcus Shaw is not over an ankle injury. - The Sports Xchange

09/01/2012 - B.J. Daniels threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns, helping South Florida open the season with a 34-13 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. The dual-threat senior tossed scoring passes of 19 yards to Derrick Hopkins, 38 yards to Terrence Mitchell and 39 yards to Sterling Griffin. He finished the strong performance with a 20-yard TD run in which he weaved through the Chattanooga defense before stretching the ball over the goal line. Daniels completed 17 of 26 passes and also threw an interception that set up Chattanooga's only touchdown, a 2-yard run by Keon Williams in the second quarter. USF's defense did its part, too, limiting Chattanooga to 151 yards and sacking quarterbacks Terrell Robinson and Jacob Huesman six times. - AP Sports

08/04/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD CANDIDATE: B.J. Daniels, South Florida...Daniels posted a career-best 3,205 total yards last season and should be one of the Big East's top offensive players in 2012. The senior is one of the nation's top dual-threat quarterbacks and expects to have South Florida in the mix for the conference title. - The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

07/20/2012 - 2012 DAVEY O'BRIEN PRESEASON WATCH LIST: B.J. Daniels, USF, has been selected to the Preseason Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback by The Davey O'Brien Foundation. Daniels made significant progress in his second season in head coach Skip Holtz and offensive coordinator Todd Fitch's system in 2011. The Tallahassee native's 2,585 passing yards were 900 more than his 2010 total despite him playing in one less game last year. Daniels also became a better protector of the ball, throwing just seven interceptions after totaling 13 in 2010. "I think B.J. has made some great improvement since we've been here," Holtz said. "He's really gotten past 'what to do' and he's really getting into the 'how to do it,' which is the step that you take from being a talented player to being a great player." Another solid year from Daniels could make him a Big East record holder. He's racked up 7,973 combined yards and is 2,903 more away from breaking the conference's top career mark in total offense that currently belongs to former USF quarterback Matt Grothe (10,875). - USF football

07/02/2012 - Top-five South Florida prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 5. QB B.J. Daniels (6-0, 215)...In 2009 when starting quarterback Matt Grothe went down with a torn ACL, redshirt freshman Daniels stepped in for the Bulls and surprised even the coaching staff with his playmaking ability, leading an upset of Florida State in his first career start. However, the career of the Tallahassee-native has been marred with injuries and inconsistencies. Daniels earned Big East All-Freshman honors in 2009, but had somewhat of a sophomore slump in 2010 with more interceptions (13) than touchdowns (11) and career lows in both passing and rushing yards. He started all but one game in 2011 as a junior and set career-bests in passing yards (2,604) and completions (215), but South Florida registered just five wins, the lowest total since 2004 when Daniels was a freshman in high school. Although he is listed at just six-foot tall, Daniels is a very athletic passer, using his legs to elude pressure and pick up yards on the ground when needed (1,634 career rushing yards). He is a poised and confident player in the huddle, but has streaky timing as a passer and struggles under pressure when forced to accelerate his delivery. If he wishes to have any future at the next level, Daniels needs to improve his accuracy, specifically the ball placement to his targets with a career completion percentage under 58.0%. He is a long-shot to get drafted at this point, but he has his senior season to show NFL scouts that he can stay healthy and consistent. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


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