Sam Darnold Scouting Report - Fueled by Sports

Sam Darnold Scouting Report

Sam Darnold’s Info

College: USC
Class: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Capistrano Beach, California
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 225
Position: QB
Position Ranking: 
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Sam Darnold’s Scouting Report


  • Ideal size for an NFL QB
  • Athletic
  • Field vision
  • Extremely poised
  • Quick release
  • Great arm strength
  • Winner, went 9-1 in his first year as a starter after USC started 1-2
  • High football IQ
  • Good teammate
  • Makes accurate passes while under pressure
  • Work ethic
  • Explosive arm
  • High character
  • Has the ability to scramble when the pocket breaks down
  • Accuracy
  • High upside


  • Inexperienced
  • Needs to improve ball security
  • Still learning the position
  • Needs to prove he can be a leader at the next level

Pro Comparison

Draft Projection

  • Top 3


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