2015 NFL Draft: Titans get C- for picking Marcus Mariota at No. 2
Pete Prisco gives the Titans get a C- for drafting Marcus Mariota second overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.
With the second pick in the 1st round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Titans select Marcus Mariota.
That's precisely why Pete Prisco gives the Titans a C- for this pick, wondering "Why? Why not take the best defensive player? What if he doesn't beat out Zach Mettenberger?"
Mariota gives the Titans a "true" franchise quarterback (read: one who was drafted with a really high pick) but he's not guarantee to be an impact player for the Titans in 2015.
Despite what the Titans say, do not rule out a future trade with the Eagles.
Ken Whisenhunt: "That's the plan" on Mariota starting in Week One. #Titans— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) May 1, 2015
The Oregon quarterback is ripped for playing in a system but Ken Whisenhunt said previously the Titans could fashion a spread-style offense with read-option principles around Mariota. Assuming he can beat out Zach Mettenberger.
Despite winning the Heisman Trophy in 2014, Mariota is one of the most polarizing prospects in the entire NFL Draft. He has everything you want in terms of a quarterback, from his arm strength to his athleticism to his decision-making, but no one’s confident in projecting him to the NFL because of the system he played in at Oregon.
Chip Kelly’s made a nice transition to the NFL but we’ve yet to see an Oregon quarterback take the leap. Particularly concerning is the lack of under-center snaps taken by Mariota during his college career — he was in shotgun literally 99 percent of the time at Oregon.
Utilizing him in spread concepts out of the gate while mixing in the read option could result in immediate production, even with plenty of critics declaring Mariota more of a project quarterback than a sure-fire immediate starter.
Per Joel Correy, Mariota will get $14.234 million in total compensation for 2015, with a signing bonus of $13.799 million.
Pick Six Newsletter
Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
The Browns linebacker made a bold prediction heading into the 2018 season
Vinatieri is entering his 23rd season in the NFL
It turns out, Garoppolo's release is fast but also predictable
The former Bears running back wants in on Matt Nagy's staff
The GOAT says he'll be retiring at the age of "cuarenta y cinco"
Aaron Rodgers, David Johnson and Jadeveon Clowney are also on the list of players who could...