Jets, Bills finally appear to have franchise QB in making

Sunday, 29 Apr, 2018

Sam Darnold is the No. 3 overall pick by the Jets.

Well, that's now what new New York Jets quarterback and No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold is facing coming into the scrutiny of the New York media and fan base.

The former Houston quarterback has been training with the former USC quarterback.

#USC Sam Darnold is doing a cool thing...

The Browns shocked the draft, taking Oklahoma's lightning rod Baker Mayfield.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The cool, calm and confident kid from Southern California is going from Hollywood to the Big Apple.

Maccagnan said it wasn't until Thursday that he first thought Darnold could fall to them.

"Whatever happens happens", Darnold said. I've seen plenty of athletes work on "fixing" delivery motions in practice, who after months of practice, revert back to the bad form under crunch time. "It's another opportunity to show why I'm a good quarterback". I was trying to get the defense ready every week. I'm not just saying on-the-practice-field either.

Measuring 6-foot-3, 221 pounds, Darnold began last year's college football season as the presumed top pick in the draft, and played under a microscope because of it.

NY now holds one pick each in the fourth (No. 107), fifth (No. 157), sixth (No. 179) and seventh (No. 235) rounds. The newest Jet threw for 4,143 yards as a redshirt sophomore in 2017 to lead USC to its first Pac-12 title since 2008 and a New Year's Six bowl game for the second consecutive season. His passer rating of 94.5 was the second-best of his career.

He joins what is suddenly a crowded quarterbacks room with Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg also on the roster. "I think you make a mistake if you just paint it with a broad brush, saying every USC quarterback is going to be a failure in the National Football League". Instead, they determined he was ready to start and dealt Bradford before the season opener.

Unfortunately for the other five former USC stars, Darnold is the only Trojan named in this first round mock draft.

Darnold arrived in New Jersey for his introductory press conference Friday.