Marcus Mariota to throw at combine

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Oregonquarterback Marcus Mariota has informed teams he will throw Saturday at the National Scouting Combine when his position group takes the field at Lucas Oil Stadium, league sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

The Heisman Trophy winner said Monday that his throwing (right) shoulder, sprained five weeks ago in the first College Football Playoff championship game, was feeling good and that he looked forward to throwing if able.

Mariota accounted for 5,224 total yards and 58 touchdowns in his junior season for the Ducks. He threw for 42 touchdowns against only four interceptions, while rushing for 15 scores. He also caught a touchdown pass.

Doubts still remain about Mariota's ability to transition from the wide-open spread offense the Ducks ran to a pro-style system. He also took the majority of his snaps from the shotgun rather than under center.

Mariota was the overwhelming winner for this year's Heisman Trophy and The Associated Press college football player of the year. The dual-threat player also won the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp player of the year, as well as the Davey O'Brien Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, both of which go to the top quarterback.

Florida State'sJameis Winston, the Heisman and O'Brien winners as a freshman during the 2013 season, and Mariota are considered the top two quarterbacks available in the upcoming NFL draft. However, Winston ran a pro-style system with the Seminoles.

Mariota, who graduated from Oregon in December, has been working out in the San Diego area since the end of the season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.