USC QB Sam Darnold has been working with Jordan Palmer to shorten his throwing motion for the upcoming season.
“His circle is, when your hands come apart, the ball comes down a little bit, and then it starts to come back up and then it goes all the way up behind your head and it goes forward when you throw,” Palmer said, via Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register. “Right now, Sam’s circle is bigger than it needs to be.
“I’m not overhauling or changing anything,” Palmer added. “I’m just trying to help him make something more efficient.”
Darnold is considered to be one of the top quarterback prospects in the country, but fine-tuning his throwing motion could go long ways toward ensuring he’s one of the first players selected in next year’s draft.
“I’ve done it before,” Darnold said, “to create muscle memory to do things or not to do things. I think if I can just continue to work on it, it’ll improve, you know?”
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