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2015 NFL DRAFT

Sean Mannion, QB

School: Oregon State  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 220 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
6862-3

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: 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 coach Mike 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.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks mobility. Where Mannion can improve is poise under pressure. Mannion is intelligent and typically is able to read defenses prior to the snap. When he's fooled and his primary read is taken away, he has a tendency to drop back further into the pocket, rather than stepping up. Mannion is willing to absorb a hit to complete the pass, but too often does so while falling back (rather than stepping into his passes), erasing some of the zip and accuracy from his throws.

--Rob Rang (7/18/14)

Player Overview

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.

Mannion's production (and coach Mike Riley's track record) speak for themselves. He threw for a Pac-12 record 4,662 passing yards last season, including a school record 37 touchdowns. He's entering his fourth season as the starter and is a three-time team captain.

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08/11/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Sean Mannion, Oregon State...Mannion has started 32 career games for the Beavers and has set numerous school and league records, including the Conference's single season passing mark last season with 4,662 yards. - Oregon State football
 

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