Scouting Report: Sam Darnold
School: USC Position: QB Class: Junior Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 lbs Projected Draft Round: 1-2
A big bodied QB, that has all of the tools that NFL teams are looking for: accuracy, arm strength, prototypical build, and quick decision making. Accurate at all levels of throws. A lot of scouts will look at last season’s Rose Bowl comeback win and see everything they need to see. Has some mechanical issues, and will need to continue to improve his technique. Spent the majority of 2017 running for his life, hurried or on the ground, but still showed flashes of top-end NFL-type ability. Had some ball security issues that he will need to clean up at the next level, but has off the chart intangibles.
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