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D(arnold) Day

With Sam Darnold having his pro day at USC on Wednesday, Marcellus and Travis reacted to all the buzz following Darnold's workout. Also, some talk on Ndamukong Suh, who is deciding among teams (including the Rams) for where he will play next season. Marcellus is "skeptical" about Suh being on the Rams.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordan Palmer called the Browns hiring Ken Zampese as their quarterbacks coach "an amazing blessing." Zampese taught Jordan and Carson Palmer a lot during his time with the Bengals. "I hope Sam (Darnold) gets to go there," Palmer said. ... "If Sam were to play there, sky is the limit."

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3dEric Williams

Rain or shine: Darnold delivers at wet pro day

USC quarterback and potential No. 1 overall draft pick Sam Darnold showed he can throw in the rain, as he performed his pro day in soggy conditions.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Darnold threw roughly 60 passes at his pro day. The first quarter, I would say, came under dry conditions, and the rest came under gradual rain. But he looked really good throughout, on the move and in the pocket, showing touch and velocity. Jordan Palmer, who has been working with Darnold: "You should be able to throw in the rain; it's not that big a deal. But for him to just act like it wasn't raining and no big deal, it's just kind of who he's been — who he is on tape, who he is in the locker room. I thought it was a great showing for him."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

More Sam Darnold: "I think I'm definitely capable of going No. 1. What the Browns are doing right now is really good; they've got a lot of good pieces. I think going there, and being able to lead the way I lead, and play the way I play, I think will be a good situation.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Darnold had a pretty revealing answer when asked about the toughest challenge of this pre-draft process. "Learning how to explain the turnovers, because obviously that's a big thing in my game," he said. "Especially last year — that was a problem. So, trying to explain that, trying to explain what I've been working on to get better at that, because obviously turning the ball over is the worst thing you can do as a quarterback."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Lots of recognizable faces at Sam Darnold's rainy pro day from USC, including Matt Leinart, Troy Aikman, Keyshawn Johnson, Anthony Lynn, Mike Vrabel and Todd Bowles. The Browns especially had a large contingent, including Jimmy Haslam, John Dorsey, Hue Jackson and Todd Haley. Darnold, on the Browns' offseason: "They've been doing a lot. Not that they weren't before, but I really think that they're trying to win and trying to win soon. I'm excited about what they're doing."

Darnold shows off arm at pro day (0:55)
Can Darnold's dealings with scrutiny help him in the NFL? (1:19)
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3dMel Kiper Jr.

Kiper: Sam Darnold's pro day actually counts; here's why

The USC quarterback is throwing in front of NFL teams on Wednesday, with a chance to show that he should be the No. 1 overall pick in April. Here's what people in the league will be watching.

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11dAdam Rittenberg

Clemson prevails in 64-team college football bracket

As we finish up our dream, 64-team college football bracket, which team reigns supreme? Thanks to a dominant defense and several options at QB, Dabo Swinney's squad comes out on top.

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12dAdam Rittenberg

What would happen in a 64-team college football bracket?

Sure, the College Football Playoff is great, but let's get greedy. Using the 2018 preseason FPI, we get down to the Sweet 16 in a true version of gridiron madness.

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18dKyle Bonagura

USC's Lewis facing five counts for DV incidents

USC receiver Joseph Lewis will face misdemeanor counts of domestic battery with an injury for two separate alleged incidents in February. He also has been charged with false imprisonment and domestic battery without injury.

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19dEdward Aschoff

Former Michigan OC Drevno rejoining USC

Tim Drevno, Michigan's former offensive coordinator, is rejoining the USC Trojans as their new running backs coach.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

USC running back Ronald Jones II measured 5-foot-11 and weighed 205 pounds today at the NFL combine. Jones shows the lateral quickness/vision to slash through gaps on tape, and he has the long-speed to hit home runs once he gets through the second level. NFL teams should also look at Jones as a versatile player in the passing game. Throw the flat, option route and swing the ball outside.

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Source: QB Darnold will not throw at combine

Quarterback Sam Darnold will attend the NFL scouting combine, but he will not participate in throwing drills, a source told ESPN. He instead will throw for scouts at USC's pro day on March 21.

Will Darnold's evaluations change for not throwing at combine? (1:31)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Police Department presented the case against USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office Tuesday, and the case under review, according to a spokesman for the DA's office. Lewis was arrested on a felony domestic battery charge on Feb. 12. He is currently suspended from all football-related activities.

32dAdam Rittenberg

QB Future Power Rankings: Georgia leads the way

Which teams are primed for success over the next three seasons at the game's most important position? A true freshman led Georgia to the title game, and the Bulldogs have the nation's top 2018 recruit on campus, but Clemson and Alabama aren't far behind.

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38dEdward Aschoff

Take a spin with college football's trade machine

Clemson QB Kelly Bryant and Alabama QB Jalen Hurts on the move? With quality backups in place, let's make some (pretend) deals. Here are 11 trade-deadline-inspired moves to improve college football's best teams for 2018.

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