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5. Sean Mannion- Quarterback Oregon State
Size: 6’5 227lbs

2011 Stats: 305/473 3,328 yards 16 TDs 18 INTs
2012 Stats: 200/309 2,446 yards 15 TDs 13 INTs
2013 Stats: 400/603 4,662 yards 37 TDs 15 INTs
2014 Stats: 282/453 3,164 yards 15 TDs 8 INTs

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Strengths:

  • Strong arm
  • Good field vision
  • Size
  • Pro-style offense
  • Maturity
  • Experienced- 4 year starter

Analysis: Sean Mannion was a four year starter at Oregon State under former Chargers head coach Mike Reilly.  Mannion had a stellar 2013 campaign passing for over 4,600 yards and 37 touchdowns, and looked like a future starting NFL quarterback in Reilly’s pro-style offense.  Sean chose to come back for his senior season instead of heading to the NFL, and that hurt his draft stock after a rough 2014.  Mannion had the great Brandin Cooks in college for that 2013 season, and when Cooks went to the NFL Mannion lost his security blanket and lone offensive weapon.  In 2014, Oregon State fielded a terrible offensive line which caused Mannion to consistently play under pressure and his numbers, along with the play of the team, dropped.  Mannion has a great pocket presence and can be accurate in the pocket when given time.  I believe Mannion’s game, along with his strong arm translate well to the NFL as long as the team surrounds him with weapons, he cannot elevate the talent around him.   

Need to Improve:

  • Footwork
  • Progressions
  • Accuracy
  • Add weight
  • Escapability- lame duck in pocket
  • Does not have a quick release

Analysis: As stated, 2014 was not a good year for Mannion.  His lack of mobility in the pocket was exposed by a poor offensive line, and that led to erratic play at times.  Many scouts have soured on Mannion as an elite NFL prospect, and that could be a benefit to him.  If Mannion is not forced into game action, and can learn from a veteran NFL quarterback–similar to Brock Osweiler in Denver, he can have a bright NFL future. 

Round Prediction: 5-7…..Sleeper Alert

NFL Comparison: Brock Osweiler/Brad Johnson

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