"I don't understand why [Oregon QB Marcus Mariota] isn't the No. 1 player in this draft on Mel Kiper's Big Board," said ESPN NFL Insider Jon Gruden.
An anonymous NFL scout called Oregon DL Arik Armstead a "great athlete" who is nonetheless "overrated" because he "plays when he wants to play."
An NFL scout said he "would much rather have" Oregon QB Marcus Mariota than FSU's Jameis Winston because "at least you're going to get the best he has all the time."
The MMQB's Peter King believes the Titans will select Oregon QB Marcus Mariota at No. 2 if they do not trade the pick.
Oregon CB Troy Hill "could wind up being the best pro in a cornerback class that has plenty of question marks from the top down," according to Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus.
An anonymous NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that if he's "just going center I'm going to go [Oregon C Hroniss Grasu]."
An anonymous NFL scout compares Oregon DL Arik Armstead to Chris Canty and said he "[doesn't] think he'll ever be a big sack number guy, but he'll play well for you."
NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock explained on Thursday why he ranks Oregon QB Marcus Mariota No. 1 on his position rankings.
Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus strongly disagrees with comparisons being made between Oregon DL Arik Armstead and Calais Campbell.
Oregon OL Jake Fisher is "really a hard guy to (evaluate)," said an NFL scout, because while he does need to increase strength and bulk, "some of that is technique and Oregon is not a big weightlifting program."
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is "a great athlete with all the measurables to be a success at any level even if he were a tailback in the old single wing offense," notes Frank Cooney of NFLDraftScout.com.
Nashville Tennessean beat writer Jim Wyatt "won't be surprised" if the Titans pick Oregon QB Marcus Mariota No. 2 overall.
NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock believes that the Jets should "sprint" to pick up Oregon QB Marcus Mariota at No.6.
College Football Focus points out that Oregon DL Arik Armstead had merely 26 quarterback pressures and doesn't believe he was dominant enough to be a first-rounder.
ESPN's Adam Schefter said the hypothetical of the Eagles trading up for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is now a "possibility."