So today is a continuation of our breakout quarterbacks.
Meanwhile, Mariota is coming off a terrible season last year. So, I can understand the hesitation in selecting him.
Nevertheless, Mariota has all the talent needed to take the next step. With great accuracy and one of the only legitimate dual threat QB's in the league; Marcus was playing in an old fashioned offensive system last year that didn't cater to his strengths.
That should all change this year, as Tennessee has hired Matt LaFleur as the new offensive coordinator. Just look at Jared Goff's rapid development last year under LaFleur. Goff went from being labeled a bust, to being the captain of a unit that was an offensive juggernaut. LaFleur will do the same with Mariota, and create a modern playbook that will cater to his skills. Expect a lot of QB runs as well. Also, Mariota is one of only 4 QB's to have more than 60 rushing attempts.
In addition, Marcus had very limited weapons available last year. With the predictability of Derrick Henry and Demarco Murray's bull rush, it was almost like defenses knew what was coming. This year however, the Titans signed Dion Lewis who can cause defenses, fits. His madden like jukes, and receiver like route running will give the offense a completely different look, that will compliment Derrick Henry nicely.
Furthermore, Corey Davis will be entering his sophomore year healthy and motivated and should be an absolute beast. With the field opened up by the consistency of Delanie Walker and Rishard Matthews, Marcus and Corey will form a connection that is unbeatable. Expect Mariota to finally come into his own and develop the swagger needed to make big plays in close games.
In conclusion, Mariota should be rostered on every team, and should finish way higher than his current ADP.
Shock your friends by filling up your Draft Board with all your favorite sleepers and wait till the end of the Draft to pick one of the breakout QB's that I have written about.
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