Sam Darnold RUMORS & NEWS

Sam Darnold

Position Quarterback
Height 6'4"
Weight 220 lbs
Birthplace Capistrano Beach, California
Current Team Southern California
  • Giants GM won’t say if Darnold, Rosen turning pro affects Eli

    Yardbarker "The New York Giants have the second overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, and they are in search of their next franchise quarterback. With both Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold deciding to turn pro, some have wondered if that makes it less likely that Eli Manning will be back with the team in..." January 05

  • Sam Darnold Declares for 2018 NFL Draft Minutes After Josh Rosen

    Bleacher Report "USC quarterback Sam Darnold announced Wednesday he's forgoing his final two years of eligibility with the Trojans to enter the 2018 NFL draft. His announcement came minutes after UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen declared, as Greg Beacham the Associated Press noted: Darnold rose to prominence..." January 03

  • Scouting Sam Darnold in Cotton Bowl: QB not up to challenge "I made the trip to the Cotton Bowl on Friday night because I wanted to see how USC QB Sam Darnold would react when faced with the toughest test he's encountered to date -- a meeting with the highly talented Ohio State defense. He was going to have to play his best football for USC to even be..." December 30

  • USC QB Sam Darnold says he wouldn't shy away from playing for Cleveland Browns

    WKYC "UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen may be wary of being drafted by the Cleveland Browns. His counterpart down the road, USC signal-caller Sam Darnold, however, insists he'd welcome the opportunity to play for the team that's already locked up the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Speaking to reporters..." December 27

  • Sam Darnold denies he'd stay at USC to avoid Browns

    ESPN "Sam Darnold denied a rumor that he might stay at USC for his junior season if the Cleveland Browns end up with the first pick in the 2018 NFL draft. "I didn't say anything about the Browns," Darnold told reporters after the Trojans' practice Monday. "I've never said anything bad about (an NFL)..." November 28

  • Bills scouts among those expected for Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen showdown

    Buffalo News "Neither UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen nor USC's Sam Darnold is officially eligible for the 2018 NFL Draft, but scouts from 20 teams have been credentialed for Saturday's Pac-12 showdown. That group includes the Bills, according to USC as reported by Rosen and Darnold might be the two..." November 18

  • Sources: Giants looking closely at Sam Darnold, top QB prospects

    ESPN "As their season has spiraled out of control, the New York Giants have begun to prepare for their future by focusing on potential franchise quarterbacks who could be available in this year’s NFL draft. There was a directive given several weeks back by co-owner John Mara to start looking closely..." November 08

  • Sam Darnold Could Return To USC If Browns Get No. 1 Pick

    NESN "The Cleveland Browns still are in search of a franchise quarterback. But Sam Darnold reportedly doesn’t want to be the solution. The USC quarterback is expected by many to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but there’s a possibility that the redshirt sophomore could return to..." November 02

  • 49ers high on USC quarterback Sam Darnold, per report

    Sportsnaut "Amid rumors that USC quarterback Sam Darnold is unlikely to leave school following the 2017 season, one report suggests the San Francisco 49ers hope he does. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report wrote that his source in San Francisco say the “team loves Sam Darnold.” “THE USC REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE..." October 30

2017-2018 NFL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Browns Sam Darnold Southern California
2 Giants Josh Rosen UCLA
3 Colts Connor Williams Texas
4 Browns* Orlando Brown Oklahoma
5 Broncos Bradley Chubb NC State
6 Jets Josh Allen Wyoming
7 Buccaneers Saquon Barkley Penn State
8 Bears Quenton Nelson Notre Dame
9 49ers Roquan Smith Georgia
10 Raiders Courtland Sutton Southern Methodist

Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.


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