Day 1 NFL Draft Thoughts

The first day concluded in the 2015 NFL draft. Oregon's Marcus Mariota was the second player taken in the draft going to the Tennessee Titans. Defensive end Arik Armstead was also drafted in the first round going to the San Francisco 49ers. The second round of the draft continues on Friday.





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Marcus Mariota
Oregon / 6'4 / 222 lbs
  • QB
  • [1] #2

Analysis

Mariota had a storied career for the Ducks. He started every game (41) and won the school’s first ever Heisman Trophy. He finished with 10,796 passing yards (68.6%) for 105 touchdowns and only 14 picks. He also rushed for 2,237 yards and 29 scores. He’s a superior athlete who runs well. Mariota has shown that he’s a tremendous leader who makes great decisions with the ball. He has incredible NFL upside but his game will take some time to develop. Mariota possesses good arm strength, field vision, has shown the ability to throw with anticipation.

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