Sam Darnold took over as the USC starting quarterback midway through his redshirt freshman season and led his team to a win in every game he started. He has all the traits and ticks all the boxes you want in your starting QB.
He has a really strong arm he can throw into tight windows with ease and has the strength to push the ball downfield. He has great ball placement and really good accuracy at all levels when he throws with good footwork. Great accuracy when throwing over the middle of the field. He moves the safeties and linebackers with ease and has the touch to get the ball wherever he wants. He works through his progressions fast and usually picks the correct read. Moves well in the pocket. Good throw accuracy on the run. Has incredible poise, not afraid of taking a hit. Even if he isn’t the fastest QB in this class he can run. Shows great on the field leadership.
Needs to do a better job of taking care of the football, 24 turnovers in one season is way too much. His throwing motion on tape is bad, he drops the ball below the waist and his release takes too long, however when you look at his throwing motion during his pro day it looked way better. He also at times throws off platform and the ball sails. He has the talent to play hero ball but sometimes it will backfire greatly.
Overall Sam Darnold is my QB1 and I expect him to be off the board after the first pick is made. This being said I don’t think Darnold is a finished product and I think that even though he should be a day 1 starter I don’t expect him to be at his best until his second or third season.
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