Fanatics View Draft Profile: Marcus Mariota (QB – Oregon)
Marcus Martiota is a freakishly athletic human being. He is a fast and nibble runner that can make defenders miss very easily. He is a strong passer with a solid arms strength that also has a lot of accuracy. Mariota is very good at avoiding interceptions as he makes several intelligent passes throughout a game. He was a 3-year starter at Oregon so he understands the pressure that’s associated with starting in a big role. If Marcus wants to be successful in the NFL he must improve on his pocket passing and must learn how to play in a proper pro-style offense. He must improve on his progressions and not look to run to early in the down.
Words by Matt Kassabian