2007 (Junior): Daniel took over for Brad Smith and the Tiger offense did not miss a beat. After throwing a school record 5 touchdown passes in his first career start, Daniel led the Tiger offense to a No. 8 national ranking. He was second-team all-conference after throwing for 3527 yards and 28 touchdowns (both school records) with just 10 interceptions. Daniel is considered a strong candidate for all-Big 12 and conference player of the year honors and is being mentioned by some outlets as a potential Heisman candidate.
The Good: A smart, instinctive field general who has been one of the most productive quarterbacks over the past three years. Is accurate underneath and does a great job throwing receivers open, allowing them to run after the catch. Does a nice job deciphering defenses and getting the ball out on time. Displays nice touch on all levels of the field. The Bad: Lacks height at only 6 feet tall and struggles finding throwing lanes at the line of scrimmage. Played in the shotgun consistently at Missouri and needs to learn to take snaps from center. Does not have an NFL-caliber arm.