Mariota mentioned that he is looking forward to throwing, is enjoying this process and that it was similar to an interview.
“Really, I’m looking forward to throwing if I am able to do that. It’s going to be a decision that my agent and the team that I have around me will decide when I get closer.”
“You just have to get one team to love you. That’s all that really matters. You are interviewing and trying to market yourself to get a job, that’s what’s fun about it.”
Mariota accounted for 5,224 total yards and 58 touchdowns in his junior season with the Oregon Ducks. He clearly will be one of the top two quarterbacks back taken in he draft, with Jameis Winston in mind, I would not take part in throwing in the combine because the odds are that he will hurt his stock more than help it.