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Darnold is right on the mark despite wet conditions at USC's pro day

LOS ANGELES_The NFL scouts, coaches and team executives were there, but that's true for any high-profile pro day. There was someone else standing on the sideline at USC's Cromwell Field on Wednesday, however, studying Sam Darnold's every spiral. Hall of Fame quarterback and Fox commentator Troy Aikman watched the rain-soaked workout from under an umbrella.

Aikman, the former No. 1 overall pick from UCLA, hadn't set foot on USC's campus in 30 years, not since he and Trojans quarterback Rodney Peete participated in a photo shoot before the 1988 season.

But that's the allure of Darnold, the favorite to go first

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