Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota

Height/Weight: 6' 4"/222 lbs
Born: Honolulu, Hawaii
College: Oregon
Draft: 2015 1st round (2nd pick) by the
  • Sports Illustrated Atlanta Falcons News, Analysis and More

    Falcons UDFA 'Surprise Standout' Could Force His Way to 53-Man Roster

    For an Atlanta Falcons defense that ranked largely amongst the league's worst last season, any and all unexpected contributions are valued. The team spent significant capital on improving the defense both in free agency and the draft and is now getting a positive return on one of its undrafted rookies. According to ESPN, linebacker Nate Landman has been Atlanta's surprise offseason standout.

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    Falcons Best Offseason Move: Addition by Matt Ryan Subtraction?

    There have been at least four players who could have been the starting quarterback at any point this offseason: Matt Ryan, Deshaun Watson, Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder. But parting ways with the first name on that list is the decision that set the last three months into motion, and what The Athletic believes to be the best move the Falcons have made this offseason.

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    Fontenot, Falcons Disrespected in NFL Front-Office Rankings

    The damned divisional duo sandwiches Trent Baalke and the Jacksonville Jaguars. While the caption explaining the Falcons’ ranking admits that Fontenot was left with a long to-do list upon Thomas Dimitroff’s departure, he is nonetheless rebuked by PFN for failing to replicate the Buffalo Bills’ recent success. Those Western New York endeavors were what Fontenot sought to emulate upon taking the Atlanta job last season, but it’s noted that Bills took on a good amount of dead cap space prior to the...