Jayden Daniels Nov 25, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) during warmups before the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Even though LSU Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, he is not expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft. But that does not seem to bother him too much as he goes through the pre-draft process.

During his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Jayden Daniels made it clear that he does not care where he’s picked as long as he ends up in the best situation for him to start his NFL career.

“I just want to go to the best situation, if that’s the first pick, if that’s the 32nd pick,” Daniels said Friday. “I’m just blessed overall just to be here. No matter where I hear my name called, I’ll be happy.”

USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams is widely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick, whether it’s to the Chicago Bears or to someone else. Daniels acknowledges that there is “something special” about being selected first overall, but he’s not particularly concerned about it.

“Yeah, there’s something special [about being No. 1],” Daniels said. “Being viewed as the No. 1 overall player, for that draft, the No. 1 overall pick, there’s some significance to it, but you know, it doesn’t hold a lot of weight for me.”

Though Daniels is not expected to be selected No. 1 overall, he won’t have to wait long to hear his name called as he is widely considered one of the top three quarterbacks in the draft.

[Pro Football Talk]