Intentional Scouting: Sam Darnold

February 24, 2018

Coming into the 2017-18 season, USC quarterback Sam Darnold was viewed as the presumptive #1 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 9 interceptions, including a Rose Bowl game against Penn State where Darnold threw for 453 yards and three touchdowns.

However, in 2017, it took only 6 games for Darnold to match his interception total from his freshman year, in addition to 9 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: