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Palmer aims to groom NFL prospects with regimen that goes far beyond play-calling.

The NFL might be surprised to know that the two top quarterback prospects in this week's draft have been riffling through poker chips for much of the offseason.

OK, so that's not how it sounds.

USC's Sam Darnold and Wyoming's Josh Allen have been working with quarterback specialist Jordan Palmer, who uses poker chips to help players visualize formations, personnel packages, and the like.

"Instead of writing plays down on paper, you slide the chips around into formations," said Palmer, 33, who has an

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