Intentional Scouting: Sam Darnold

Nate Geary and Mark Schofield take a look at the USC quarterback with Joe Marino

Nate Geary
February 24, 2018 - 2:52 pm

Photo: Kirby Lee - USA TODAY Sports

Coming into the 2017-18 season, USC quarterback Sam Darnold was viewed as the presumptive first overall pick for the 2018 NFL Draft. While Darnold had some issues with turnovers, Darnold is still widely viewed as a player who will get taken in the top-five selections of the draft.

Darnold amassed 7,229 yards, 57 touchdowns and 22 interceptions through the air in his two seasons as a starter, including a freshman campaign with a 31 touchdowns and only nine interceptions, including a Rose Bowl game against Penn State where Darnold threw for 453 yards and three touchdowns.

However, in 2017, it took only six games for Darnold to match his interception total from his freshman year, in addition to nine fumbles on the season. Darnold's season was salvaged despite the turnovers, but his performance in the Cotton Bowl against Ohio State brought back some concerns over ball security.

Mark and I were joined by Joe Marino of FanRag Sports and NDT Scouting to discuss more on Darnold in our latest episode of Intentional Scouting. Take a listen below:

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