Sam Darnold indicates he would not mind playing for the Browns

  • Sam Darnold said that he'd be "honored to play for any team," when asked how he would look in a Cleveland Browns uniform.
  • The comments are garnering extra attention after a report said fellow prospect Josh Rosen would prefer to not play for the Browns.
  • While we don't yet know if either quarterback will even be in the 2018 draft, most presume they both will be present and apart of the drama in the first round.


USC quarterback Sam Darnold sounds like he'd be a lot more accepting of a job playing for the Browns than some others in his potential draft class this year.

According to ESPN, Darnold was asked how he would look in a Browns uniform, and replied that he would be "honored to play for any team."

"Whenever I come out to go to the NFL, I think I'd be honored to play for any team," Darnold said. "It's been a dream of mine for such a long time to play in the NFL. Any team that would want to give me that opportunity to be a part of their organization, it would mean the world to me."

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The most diasppointing first-round picks in NFL Draft history

Tony Mandarich, OT

Selected second overall by the Green Bay Packers in 1989

Who they could have picked: Barry Sanders, Deion Sanders, Derrick Thomas

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Blair Thomas, RB

Selected second overall by the New York Jets in 1990

Who they could have picked: Emmitt Smith, Junior Seau, Cortez Kennedy

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Bruce Pickens, CB

Selected third overall by the Atlanta Falcons in 1991

Who they could have picked: Brett Favre, Aeneas Williams

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Steve Emtman, DE

Selected first overall by the Indianapolis Colts in 1992

Who they could have picked: Desmond Howard, Troy Vincent

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Tim Couch, QB

Selected first overall by the Cleveland Browns in 1999

Who they could have picked: Donovan McNabb, Champ Bailey

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Courtney Brown, DE

Selected first overall by the Cleveland Browns in 2000

Who they could have picked: Brian Urlacher, Tom Brady

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David Carr, QB

Selected first overall by the Houston Texans in 2002

Who they could have picked: Julius Peppers, Dwight Freeney

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Charles Rogers, WR

Selected second overall by the Detroit Lions in 2003

Who they could have picked: Terrell Suggs, Troy Polamalu

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Robert Gallery, OT

Selected second overall by the Oakland Raiders in 2004

Who they could have picked: Larry Fitzgerald, Ben Roethlisberger

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Troy Williamson, WR

Selected seventh overall by the Minnesota Vikings in 2005

Who they could have picked: DeMarcus Ware, Aaron Rodgers

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Matt Leinart, QB

Selected tenth overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2006

Who they could have picked: Jay Cutler, Antonio Cromartie, Greg Jennings

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JaMarcus Russell, QB

Drafted first overall by the Oakland Raiders in 2007

Who they could have picked: Calvin Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch, Darrelle Revis

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Vernon Gholston, DE

Selected sixth overall by the New York Jets in 2008

Who they could have picked: Joe Flacco, Aqib Talib, Jordy Nelson

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Aaron Curry, LB

Selected fourth overall by the Seattle Seahawks in 2009

Who they could have picked: Jeremy Maclin, Clay Matthews, Percy Harvin

(Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

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While Darnold has not officially declared for the draft, the red-shirt sophomore is rated within the top ten picks on most draft boards. The Cleveland Browns have already secured the top overall pick in the 2018 draft, and should they believe that Darnold is the right fit for them, there's a chance he could go at number one.

Darnold's comments garnered a bit of extra attention because of how they compare to his fellow pro-prospect, UCLA's Josh Rosen. Rosen made headlines earlier in the week when a report suggested he was hesitant to enter the draft this year for fear of being drafted by the Browns. Later, he said that he would "rather be a lower pick at the right team than a higher at the wrong team."

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