Film Study: JaQua Daniels

Matt DeBary takes a look at Clarke Central RB JaQua Daniels on film.

Film Study: JaQua Daniels JuQau Daniels is a big 6’2, 215 lb. back who is tough to bring down; he has good vision and quick feet. He doesn’t have the breakaway speed you would like to see, but instead he’s a big runner who can get the tough yards up the middle.

Daniels also showed good hands out of the backfield, and with his size, I believe he has the chance to be a pretty decent WR at the next level. I still think he ends up at RB wherever he signs, because he does have traits there that should make him successful down the road. Again he doesn’t have blazing speed, but he has quick feet that allow him to change direction well, and he has good vision to spot an open lane that other backs might not see. In many runs he will see the original play isn’t going anywhere, and then improvise and find an open running lane for some big yards. He is a shifty back, and has the ability to make the first defender miss. He can also throw a nice stiff arm, and can run over a defender with his shoulder.

Overall, Daniels is a good back who has the ability to be a big factor on 3rd down with his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. I do not think he is an every down back, and I think his game will improve if he has a complimentary back with him that has some speed. Daniels looks like a great option on short yardage, and will bring a physical style of running to whatever team he chooses next February.

Strengths:
Vision
Versatility
Ability to break tackles

Weaknesses (Areas for Improvement):
Explosiveness
Speed


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