Sam Darnold’s road to the NFL has already begun, but perhaps his biggest opportunity to impress NFL scouts will come on March 21 during USC’s Pro Day.
Mark the calendars (particularly for QB prospects):
UCLA (Josh Rosen) will have its Pro Day on March 15.
USC (Sam Darnold) will have its Pro Day on March 21.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 22, 2018
Darnold is expected to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, which begins on Feb. 27. The QBs are expected to arrive at the Combine on Feb. 28 and participate in drills, measurements and interviews from March 1-3.
Darnold, the former USC star, threw for 4,143 yards, 26 TDs and 13 INTs while completing 63.1 percent of his passes in 2017 all while guiding the Trojans to a Pac-12 title and a Cotton Bowl appearance.
Most draft experts peg Darnold to be a top 5 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Darnold will likely be in contention to be selected No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns.