It is definitely way too early for this, but it’s looking like USC quarterback Sam Darnold is the favorite to go No. 1 in next year’s NFL Draft. Every premature 2018 NFL mock draft (except SI) has Darnold on top of their draft board, so it must be a lock.
Sam Darnold has taken the Pac-12 by storm, as he’s been incredible ever since taking over as the starter, which was capped off by his amazing Rose Bowl performance. A big quarterback with a nice arm, terrific accuracy and decent mobility, Darnold could end up being the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Off the field Darnold is dating Claire Kirksey, who attends Cal State Long Beach. Sorry to bring such bad news to the LA jersey chasers who have eyes on Darnold.