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The ultra-athletic Marcus Mariota is the quarterback for teams enamored with the Chip Kelly, up-tempo, read-option-heavy, spread-offense philosophy that's becoming rather trendy in today's NFL.
At 6'4'' and 211 pounds, the Oregon signal-caller is well versed in all the eccentric wrinkles Kelly installed at Oregon before leaving for the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason.
Mariota is far from a traditional dropback passer, but he gets the ball out of his hands quickly and is a deceptively good runner when he's forced to leave the pocket or when a play is designed for him to take off.
In 2012, Mariota completed 68.5 percent of his throws with 32 touchdowns and only six interceptions.
While his completion percentage has dipped to 56.7 this year, he has yet to be picked off and is averaging 12.1 yards per rush.
Mariota will likely need to refine his game as a passer in the NFL, but for a rebuilding organization that wants to implement a Kelly-type system, Mariota's familiarity with it will go a long way, especially at the beginning of his professional career.