What They're Saying: Mannion's NFL combine

SEAN MANNION on Saturday along with the rest of the invited quarterbacks took part in the on-field drills at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. Here's how the Oregon State quarterback did and what they're saying about it ...

Of the testing measurables, Sean Mannion was listed by nfl.com as having competed in three events:

40-yard dash: 5.14 seconds (unofficial, slowest of the QBs group)

Vertical jump: 31 inches (ninth out of 13)

Broad jump: 105 inches (10th out of 13)

Three-cone drill: 7.29 seconds (10th out of 12)

20-yard shuttle: 4.39 seconds (ninth out of 12)

Mannion was not listed in the bench press category or 60-yard shuttle.

One event not categorized but that drew a lot of attention was when the quarterbacks threw to wide receivers. Here's what they said about Mannion:

“Mannion… threw a series of impressively on-target deep balls,” said Scott Smith of buccaneers.com.

“Sean Mannion showed off his arm strength, but his footwork looked a little choppy,” said Peter Clarke of proplayerinsiders.com.

“Mannion also was accurate despite throwing to an unfamiliar group of receivers. At 6-foot-5 , Mannion is the tallest quarterback participating in the combine this year, said ESPN.com's Jeff Legworld.

Legworld is ESPN's Denver Broncos reporter and added that Mannion “threw well in Saturday’s drills.” He also said that Denver may want to pick up a QB in this class with a Day Two pick, but that Mannion may be gone by the time Denver selects with the 27th and 28th picks in the second and third rounds, respectively. It’s intriguing because others have projected Mannion as a 5-6 round pick.

“Alabama's Blake Sims, Auburn's Nick Marshall and Oregon State's Sean Mannion left a lot to be desired,” said Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550.

“I was taught QB hand size "minimum" is 9". Sean Mannion, Blake Sims right at that mark,” Matt Miller of nfldraftscout noted earlier in the week.

Obum Gwacham takes part in on-field testing in Indy on Sunday while CB Steven Nelson has his drills on Monday.

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