Marcus Mariota Declares For the 2015 NFL Draft


Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich, quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and running back Byron Marshall (9) during a press conference after losing to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2015 CFP National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

After a few days of deliberation, Marcus Mariota has officially declared for the 2015 NFL Draft as expected. There was nothing left for Mariota to do after having his best season as a college football player and possibly the best season any college quarterback has ever had as and individual. He threw for 4,454 yards, 42 touchdowns, only four interceptions while completing 68 percent of his passes and rushing for 770 yards and 16 touchdowns to he the Heisman Trophy.

Now it’s time for Mariota to pick out his quarterback guru to coach him up on his footwork and mechanics throwing the football. Then of course, he’ll be doing his speed training so he does’t disappoint at the NFL Scouting Combine. Mariota is expected to run his 40-yard dash somewhere in the 4.4s to show just what a dual threat he is.

From now until May, Mariota will be poked, prodded, psychoanalyzed and asked to explain every dream he’s had since age eight. Meanwhile, America will be hanging to every word coming out about him and Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston until they find out which one of them will be the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.