Sean Mannion, QB

School: Oregon State  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 220 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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As only a redshirt sophomore, he's far from NFL-ready, but make no mistake that if he continues to make the strides quarterbacks have generally made in their second and third seasons under Riley, the Beavers could once again be featuring a pro caliber signal-caller. --Rob Rang

Player Overview

The decision to go with the inexperienced Mannion over incumbent starter Ryan Katz was one that many fans struggled with as coach Mike Riley's team floundered in 2011. As the season went on, however, the confidence Riley and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf showed in Mannion started to pay off with the young passer throwing completing 64.5% of his passes for 3,328 yards and a respectable 16-18 touchdown to interception ratio (considering his inexperience). While the Beavers have perhaps been better known for producing defensive backs and linebackers throughout Riley's 11-year tenure, he's quietly been very successful in churning out NFL quarterbacks, including Derek Anderson, Matt Moore and Sean Canfield. Like Canfield, who is now a member of the New Orleans Saints, Mannion looks the part but doesn't appear to possess the type of arm strength to strike the fear into opponents at this time. Also like Canfield, however, Mannion flashed the anticipation, touch and accuracy, overall, to be successful. Mannion earned Freshman All-American honors after the 2011 season but may see his numbers fall in 2012 as the Beavers will hope to feature a more balanced attack.
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06/27/2014 - Oregon State's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. QB Sean Mannion, RS Senior...Reportedly given a third round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee after a record-breaking junior season, Mannion elected to return to Corvalis for a final year of college football before joining former Riley pupils Derek Anderson, Matt Moore and Sean Canfield in the NFL. Mannion is similar in many ways to Anderson and Canfield. He sports an NFL-caliber frame, has the arm to make every throw and is a classic drop-back passer with limited mobility. When he feels secure in the pocket and has the time to step into his throws correctly, Mannion's touch on intermediate and vertical passes is as impressive as any quarterback in the country. He lofts the ball with perfect trajectory over the shoulder of his receivers and allows them to go get it, demonstrating pinpoint accuracy to lead his target away from defenders.

Mannion has an easy, natural throwing motion and he's well-versed in Riley's pro-style offense, which asks him to take snaps from under center as well as from the gun. While he can drive the ball when needed, it cruises, rather than explodes out of his hand. The result is that Mannion's passes look effort-less but there is some question as to whether he has the top-notch velocity to significantly boost his stock this season. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com



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