The reigning Heisman Trophy contender completed 57 of 65 passes during a scripted Pro Day workout designed to show his improvement as a pro-style passer. Each pass thrown came after taking the ball from under center. Mariota's workout was solid but the best positional workout of the day came from another former Duck.
A sprained AC joint suffered in the national championship game loss to Ohio State could keep the reigning Heisman Trophy winner from throwing at the combine. That could put the pressure on Mariota to excel during his pro day in March, while giving NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated passer, Jameis Winston, an opportunity to build momentum as the draft approaches.
NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney shares detailed analysis of all quarterbacks drafted this century, where they are now and what might become of the oddball class of 2014 which -- depending on whose voice you trust -- could be special or so-so.