The case of Marcus Mariota is a strange one. His stats at Oregon are as decorated as they come, but does his game translate to the NFL? We’ve seen that he can post a good 40-time, but can he throw from the pocket? That answer varies depending on who you speak to.
But you speak to Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Wisenhunt, if Mariota lands there with the second pick, he’ll start day one. He’ll almost certainly be there at #2, but it’s still a matter of “if” Tennessee will take him.
“If we pick him at No. 2, you definitely think he can be the Day 1 starter,” Whisenhunt said during Tuesday morning’s AFC coaches breakfast at the league’s owners meetings. “He was impressive. … Just the short time we spent with him on the board, he was very good.
H/T: USA Today