Sam Darnold switches flights to throw for RB Ronald Jones at second USC pro day

Potential No. 1 overall draft pick Sam Darnold visited the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday and is slated to visit the Denver Broncos on Friday.

Despite the busy schedule, Darnold changed his itinerary to make a pit stop back in Los Angeles on Thursday to throw to former USC running Ronald Jones II.

Jones and wide receiver Deontay Burnett were having a special second pro day because both missed USC's original one with hamstring injuries.

After running a 4.60 at the scouting combine, Jones lowered his time to 4.48 in Thursday's drills despite estimating his hamstring's recovery at 85 percent. He had asked Darnold to attend as a favor.

"He's always been the man," Jones said of his former quarterback coming through for him.

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Sam Darnold throughout his USC career
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Sam Darnold throughout his USC career
3 September 2016: USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold (#14) during the Advocare Classic college football game between the USC Trojans and Alabama Crimson Tide at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Alabama won the game 52-6. (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
01 October 2016: Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold (14) directs the band after the Trojans 41-20 win in an NCAA football game between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Sam Darnold #14 and Adoree' Jackson #2 of the USC Trojans celebrate a 21-17 win over the Colorado Buffaloes at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: USC head coach Clay Helton hugs USC (14) Sam Darnold (QB) during an NCAA football game between the Colorado Buffaloes and the USC Trojans on October 08, 2016, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. USC defeated Colorado 21-17.(Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: USC (14) Sam Darnold (QB) makes a throw during the game against the California Golden Bears on October 27, 2016, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Adam Davis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Sam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans heads off the field after beating the Washington Huskies 24-13 on November 12, 2016 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 19: USC (14) Sam Darnold (QB) escapes the grasp of UCLA (98) Takkarist McKinley (DL) as he runs the ball for a gain during an NCAA football game between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins on November 19, 2016, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 19: USC (14) Sam Darnold (QB) embraces UCLA (12) Mike Fafaul (QB) after the game during an NCAA football game between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins on November 19, 2016, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. USC defeated UCLA 36-14. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Quarterback Sam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans runs with the ball in the first half against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: USC (14) Sam Darnold (QB) celebrates the victory after receiving the offensive player of the game award at the conclusion of the Rose Bowl Game between the USC Trojans and the Penn State Nittanny Lions on January 2, 2017, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. USC defeated Penn State 52-49. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: USC Trojans head coach Clay Helton (C) reacts with his son Turner (L) and quarterback Sam Darnold #14 (R) after defeating the Penn State Nittany Lions 52-49 to win the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 27: Quarterback Sam Darnold of the USC Trojans speaks to the media during PAC12 Media Days on July 27, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Sam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans leaves the field after a 49-31 win over the Western Michigan Broncos at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 21: USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold (14) rolls to the sidelines during the college football game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and USC Trojans on October 21, 2017, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Sam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans jokes with Daniel Imatorbhebhe #88 of the USC Trojans before the game against the UCLA Bruins at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: USC (14) Sam Darnold (QB) gets sacked during a college football game between the Arizona Wildcats and the USC Trojans on November 4, 2017, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Josh Rosen #3 of the UCLA Bruins and Sam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans meet on the field after a 28-23 Trojan win at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 01: Sam Darnold (14) of the USC Trojans during the Pac-12 Championship game between the Stanford Cardinals and the USC Trojans on December 1, 2017 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. (Photo by Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 1: K.J. Costello #3 of the Stanford Cardinal greets Sam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans following the Pac-12 Championship game on December 1, 2017 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 01: USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold (14) is all smiles after winning 31-28 after the Pac-12 Championship game between the Stanford Cardinal and the USC Trojans on December 1, 2017 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA (Photo by Samuel Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 29: Sam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans looks for an open receiver against Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 29: Malik Harrison #39 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs Sam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans out of bounds in the second half of the 82nd Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between USC and Ohio State at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 24-7. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
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USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin said it shows a lot about Darnold's character.

"When you talk about what kind of guy he is, who does that when you have everything to lose and nothing to gain by doing that?" Martin said, via Ohio.com. "He had a teammate call him out of the blue. It wasn't something that was planned.

"He gets a call yesterday, and he drops everything else. [Darnold said], 'Yes, I'll be there for you, man,' and gets on an airplane, lands in L.A. this morning, comes over at like 6:30 in the morning and throws for Ronald Jones. I mean, it's crazy. And everyone's like, 'What, Sam?' No one expected him to be here, and he's here because he said, 'Hey, man. My teammate called. He needed me.' So he came. That's unbelievable."

Darnold had been in Cleveland to tour the Browns' facility in Berea, Ohio as the team looks to identity which quarterback is the best fit to possibly be selected with the top pick in the 2018 draft.

Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield visited team headquarters on Tuesday, and UCLA's Josh Rosen was reportedly slated to visit Thursday. Wyoming's Josh Allen is expected to visit next week, as is Louisville's Lamar Jackson.

Cleveland took a close look at Darnold at his Pro Day workout in Los Angeles two weeks ago with coach Hue Jackson, offensive coordinator Todd Haley, quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese, general manager John Dorsey and owner Jimmy Haslam in attendance.

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Darnold passed for 7,229 yards, 57 touchdowns 22 interceptions in two seasons at USC.

The Browns own the first and fourth overall picks in the 2018 draft.

--Field Level Media

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