Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network knows a few things about the quarterback position, considering he was a starting quarterback at Northeastern Louisiana in 1997 and Appalachian State from 1998 to 2000. He also knows a thing or two about scouting since he was a college scout with the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and Philadelphia Eagles. Well today, he released his player comparisons for a few of his players, and the one that was the most shocking was his comparison for Marcus Mariota.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
NFL COMP:Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
When it comes to the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, I’ve heard several interesting NFL comps, from Alex Smith to Russell Wilson to Colin Kaepernick. However, I liken Mariota to Tannehill when he was coming out of Texas A&M three years ago. Both guys are naturally great athletes with quiet personalities. And just like Tannehill when he was entering the NFL, Mariota will need some time to develop. They both throw with touch and accuracy underneath but need to improve their accuracy on drive throws down the field.
While Tannehill is a pretty decent quarterback in the NFL, is he a guy you would be willing to give up your franchise for? If the Eagles are truly planning on giving up the house to move up for the former Duck quarterback, they might want to really consider this observation from a former NFL Scout, just saying….
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