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Sean Mannion | Quarterback

Team: Oregon State Beavers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/25/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 218

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Oregon State junior QB Sean Mannion announced he will return to school for his final season of eligibility.
This decision was a predictable one. Mannion started the season on a tear, just like 2012, but that production tapered off thanks to pressure. We keep saying that Mannion as some bad Philip Rivers in his game, and the touch passer's velocity and accuracy dip when moved off his spot. The junior apparently heard from six NFL scouts who said he would be a third-rounder. Jan 6 - 4:03 PM

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Oregon State junior QB Sean Mannion is surprisingly leaning towards declaring for May's draft, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

We are shocked by the news. Mannion started red hot in the last two seasons, but quickly took a dive in production once his offensive line starting allowing more and more pressure. He struggles to win from restricted space and does not have mobility to evade the rush consistently. Still, Mannion does throw with touch and will be losing his top receiver, Brandin Cooks, to the NFL.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 11:54:00 AM

Oregon State junior QB Sean Mannion announced over the weekend that he has "every intention of coming back next year."

Mannion has thrown for a single-season OSU record 4,403 yards (second in the nation), 36 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2013. The 6-foot-5, 214-pounder is wise to return to campus for another campaign. Yes, the turnovers are alarming, but Mannion, while gifted with star receiver Brandin Cooks, has been forced to guide an offense that couldn't run the ball against open air. Mannion very likely would have been a third-day selection in May's draft, but a huge senior season could improve his stock.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 07:57:00 PM

Oregon State junior QB Sean Mannion completed 26 of 45 attempts for 277 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the school's 31-14 loss to USC.

Mannion's lack of quickness to evade pressure last night was on full display, taking sacks in the pocket and throwing interceptions after falling off his throws. There is no doubting Mannion's production this season, but despite huge numbers he lacks some vital NFL traits. We doubt he declares for the draft, but Mannion should earn a selection whenever he does and could stick as a long term backup.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 09:50:00 AM

Oregon State junior QB Sean Mannion completed 41 of 57 attempts for 271 yards and one touchdown in the school's 20-12 loss to Stanford.

Mannion was rattled by pressure all night thanks to a great gameplan by Stanford and somewhat poor adjustments from the Beavers' offensive line. Mannion isn't the most mobile quarterback and struggles once moved off his spot. The junior is more of a touch passer than strong armed thrower.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 10:38:00 AM

Prior to Saturday's game against Stanford, Oregon State junior QB Sean Mannion has thrown 15 touchdowns compared to one interception against a five man rush.

We wonder how many of these have gone to Brandin Cooks. Mannion is emerging as a Heisman candidate and a talented quarterback prospect. He throws with more touch and placement than velocity, and some will question is somewhat awkward release.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 01:28:00 PM

NFL.com's Dan Greenspan ranks Oregon State junior QB Sean Mannion as one of the biggest surprises in the Pac-12 this season.

It's a surprise of the "pleasant" variety, of course. Mannion has quietly been one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, collecting 2,511 passing yards and 25 touchdowns versus three interceptions. Mannion's awkward release hurts his potential, but NFL scouts cannot ignore those numbers.
Source: NFL.com
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 09:24:00 PM

Oregon State junior QB Sean Mannion completed 27 of 52 attempts for 414 yards, six touchdowns, and one interception in a 44-17 win over Colorado.

Mannion has now thrown 21 touchdowns compared to two interceptions on the season. The junior was just as impressive last season before going down with an injury, and his awkward release certainly doesn't show in results. Mannion has a stud receiver in Brandin Cooks, which helps. The Beavers are off next weekend.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 06:51:00 PM

Oregon State junior QB Sean Mannion completed 37 of 43 attempts for 422 yards and three touchdowns against Eastern Washington.

Mannion and junior receiver Brandin Cooks have great chemistry, and the duo lit up Eastern Washington. However, the Beavers defense was dreadful and only forced one punt. Mannion has an awkward release and had peaks and valleys last season, but he'll keep his starting job from Cody Vaz with these types of numbers.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 04:31:00 PM

Oregon State head coach Mike Riley has named junior Sean Mannion the school's starting QB.

Mannion had been competing with senior Cody Vaz to start the opener against Eastern Washington. Both passers started games last year, with Mannion opening the season on a hot streak before injuring his knee. He returned with a four interception game, which allowed Vaz to hold on to the job. Riley added there is no plan to play both quarterbacks in the opener, but Vaz will be ready. Even with Markus Wheaton in the NFL, be on the lookout for junior receiver Brandin Cooks.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 09:32:00 AM

Oregon State head coach Mike Riley said junior QB Sean Mannion and senior Cody Vaz will both see game action in the season opener against Eastern Washington.

"We're in a situation where they both should play some part of the game," Riley said. "I can't see why that would be a negative thing at all. They have alternated for two years in practice and have been efficient." Mannion played very well early last season, but went down with a knee injury. Vaz entered and also caught the injury bug. Mannion then returned as the starter, threw four interceptions, and was bench again. Riley doesn't seem to mind rotating his quarterbacks on a month to month, or even game to game, cycle.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 10:57:00 AM

Junior Sean Mannion and senior Cody Vaz will continue to compete for Oregon State's starting QB job.

Head coach Mike Riley said each quarterback played one series during the school's spring game. Both signal callers started multiple games last season. "I thought it was good," Riley said of the spring game. "We got out of it what we wanted to. But we’ve still got to get better."
Source: NBC Sports
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 09:54:00 AM

Oregon State sophomore QB Sean Mannion and junior QB Cody Vaz split first-team reps as the school started practicing for their bowl game.

Head coach Mike Riley will not make a decision on who will start the Alamo Bowl against Texas for some time. The Beavers quarterback situation has flipped back and forth between these two, but Mannion ended the season as the starter. 11 of his 13 interceptions occurred in only three games.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 09:37:00 AM

Oregon State sophomore Sean Mannion will start against Oregon Saturday, head coach Mike Riley announced.

This will be Mannion's second consecutive start after losing the job due to a knee injury, then being benched for a four interception game upon his return. Junior Cody Vaz remains sidelined, and hopefully Mannion can finish this season on a roll that continues into next year.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 09:16:00 AM

Oregon State sophomore Sean Mannion has been named the starting QB for Saturday's game against Cal.

The starter in recent weeks, junior Cody Vaz, injured his left ankle last weekend. Mannion opened the season on a hot streak until minor knee surgery sidelined him. Upon his return, the sophomore threw four interceptions and was quickly benched. We believe he was rushed back too quickly the first time, and he should be fully healthy now.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 12:05:00 PM