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.
The Heisman Trophy winner gets most of the fanfare but the Oregon Ducks qualified for the National Championship because they are loaded with NFL talent. In fact, this year's class could be the most gifted in the university's rich history.
The 2015 Rose Bowl is an NFL scout's dream with two talent-laden teams led by future first round quarterbacks. The talent extends far beyond Mariota and Winston, however, as nearly two dozen Florida State and Oregon prospects are currently projected by NFLDraftScout.com as potential 2015 draft picks.