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Remember the name: Sam Darnold, QB, USC

Discussion in 'NFL Draft Forum' started by UCF FINatic, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. UCF FINatic

    UCF FINatic The Miami Dolphins select

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    I was watching CB tape on some prospects this year and stumbled across Sam Darnold the Redshirt Freshman QB of University of Southern California. I was completely blown away in a good way. He's one hell of a prospect and probably the best college QB I've seen in years. His pocket awareness is uncanny and his movement in the pocket reminds me a lot of Aaron Rodgers. His accuracy and decision making is incredible from the tapes I've seen of him. He's probably going to be talked up like Andrew Luck was a few years ago when he enters the draft (which could be as soon as next year). Anyways, remember his name because he's going to be one hell of a NFL QB.
     
  2. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Been talking about him since his first game...words that properly describes him are " special" ..." "superstar". generational talent
     
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  3. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    if he repeats his freshman season he's going first overall. the kid had an unbelievable freshman year.
     
  4. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I would properly tank for his ***.
     
  5. CashInFist

    CashInFist Well-Known Member

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    Looks great in this video:

     
  6. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    some folks say Allen is better...cant get myself to watch Allen..too jealous if true, cause I love love Darnold.
     
  7. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    ive only watched about 200 reps but Allen has issues with controlling his velocity...as in no control, lack of touch in spots.
     
  8. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    He has thrown some interceptions this year. But my favorite QB is Josh Rosen after watching him play.
     
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  9. Boik14

    Boik14 Super Moderator Staff Member Club Member

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    I concur. I'll say it again as I did in Club...Rosen isn't just on par with Darnold...he's better. And Allen is a distant 3rd, maybe 4th (you can coinflip Allen and Mayfield imo).
     
  10. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    man have things changed..wow....cant wait to dive in one our season is over.
     
  11. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Rumors starting that Darnold considering returning, especially if Cleveland has the first pick.

    Frankly, I am surprised more players don't pull the Eli Manning/John Elway thing. I mean, why would anyone play for that garbage franchise? The Colts are also a ****show with Irsay throwing Luck under the bus!?!?!?
     
  12. CanGasePlaybook

    CanGasePlaybook Active Member

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    Lol, I totally agree! QBs careers are ended in Cleveland. I’m sure that some of their QBs would have been servicable if they were drafted by a real team.

    Hell, Hue’s career is over after Cleveland. Isn’t this his second HC job?

    I did see a mock draft having Darnold falling to 14. I hope he is on the board when we are up. Miami should jump on him.
     
  13. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Yeah he had an obviously memorable stint with Oakland. :chuckle:

    Darnold falling to us = instant pick. Dude has struggled a bit more this year, but he is a damn good QB. This draft could be quite QB heavy, will need to see where everyone shakes out at.
     
  14. CanGasePlaybook

    CanGasePlaybook Active Member

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    His struggles might be strategic to avoid Cleveland.
     
  15. The Finest

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    After last night's game, i like Rosen better
     
  16. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    interesting how so many folks dropped off the darnold train...big mistake Imo.
     
  17. Itsdahumidity

    Itsdahumidity X gonna take it from ya

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    The kid has talent but personally, I just don't trust SC Qbs transitioning to the pros.
     
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  18. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    So you think they have a knack for drafting the same exact type of qb and person?
     
  19. Itsdahumidity

    Itsdahumidity X gonna take it from ya

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    "they" who?
    Way back in 2003 when C.Palmer was selected the only QBs drafted since are M.Sanchez, M.Leinart, M.Cassel, Cody Kessler, John David Booty and Matt Barkley..... YEEESH. Blame it on the program or blame it on the pro organization that drafts them, but something is missing. My opinion is that they all lack(ed) intestinal fortitude and a burning desire to compete.
     
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  20. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Cal QB's were maligned until Rodgers too. Folly to scratch off a name just based on school. I do think that schools that get a "rep" for busts at a position require that player have extra scrutiny, just make sure the player's success was not simply the talent around them. But it's not something you can really knock them for unless there are clear deficiencies.
     
  21. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I'm sorry I Meant to say recruit.
     
  22. djphinfan

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    Lot of home grown California boys in that group..hmm, lackadaisical work ethic, silver spoon boys...interesting.
     

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