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LSU coach Brian Kelly says Jayden Daniels is ‘going to make plays for Washington’

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels put on a show at his pro day Wednesday in front of all 32 NFL teams. Daniels, the 2023 Heisman Trophy winner, is expected to be drafted no lower than No. 3 overall in next month’s 2024 NFL draft.

The team most linked to Daniels ahead of the draft is the Washington Commanders, who pick No. 2 overall. The Commanders need a quarterback and most mock drafts and media analysts link Daniels to Washington.

However, no one really knows; General manager Adam Peters and head coach Dan Quinn said this week that there is no decision, and the Commanders aren’t even close to a decision.

While Peters and Quinn aren’t revealing anything, LSU head coach Brian Kelly said something curious at LSU’s pro day.

Check it out:

A slip of the tongue or an assumption based on Kelly believing his quarterback will be the second pick?

We are guessing it’s more of Kelly’s gut feeling that the Commanders can’t pass on a player like Daniels. There’s no way Peters or Quinn would tell a college coach one month before the draft we’re picking your guy unless you held the top pick, and it was a foregone conclusion.

The Commanders will pick a quarterback, but you should believe them when they say they don’t know which one yet. With a month until the draft, there’s no rush to make that decision.

 

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire