NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock On Sam Darnold

Mike Mayock has Sam Darnold as his No. 1 quarterback in the NFL draft. Here is what Mayock said this week about Darnold:

“I think he has plus size, plus arm strength, outstanding athlete. I really like the way he extends plays inside and outside the pocket. When he scrambles or moves it’s with the intent of always getting the ball down the field. His eyes are always up.

“The flip side to Darnold are turnovers. But I think fumbling can be controlled in the pocket. I think that’s one of the few things you can learn in the pocket as an NFL quarterback is how to keep both hands on the football and control some of the fumbling. He is a gunslinger and he will put the ball up for grabs at times.
“But he can play in all 32 cities, he can play indoors, he can play outdoors.”
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