By: Alex Kamel
NFL teams were looking closely at Sam Darnold’s Pro Day after he chose not to throw at the combine in February.
They were looking at his footwork, ability deep to throw the deep ball, and overall mechanics.
Sam Darnold not only proved he can do all of it, but he did it outside in the pouring rain. This even more impressive because he has been criticized through the years as only being able to flourish with a team in nice weather but is being looked at with teams in colder weather such as the Browns, Giants, and Jets. Darnold performed in these harsh conditions to prove scouts wrong, and certainly gained their respect.
The Browns especially took notice with his impressive day and are now expected to be taking him number one overall. Browns owner, Jimmy Haslem, was even seen sitting in the stands with Darnold’s parents. Sam Darnold was asked about the Browns and he had nothing but admiration for the owner and the organization. “He's a great guy. That whole staff is awesome.”
Darnold certainly showed why he is the top ranked quarterback at his Pro Day and is now the clear choice for being the #1 overall pick in this year’s draft.
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