Oregon redshirt junior QB Marcus Mariota is no longer considered a "can't miss" prospect, but is still viewed as a dangerous NFL weapon, wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.
"Mariota's mesmerizing physical traits have long captivated scouts," Rang wrote. "This year, however, he's also answered questions about his mettle and poise with impressive wins against physical defenses from Michigan State and Utah and exorcising demons against Stanford and Arizona." The Heisman favorite's stats are inflated by Oregon's spread attack, the analyst believes, as it affords him wide windows to throw into. "Like San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Mariota is potentially a special weapon," Rang wrote. "He possesses good, but not great accuracy from the pocket, however, and therefore there is some concern with how well his skill-set translates to the NFL."