Quarterback Marcus Mariota is dealing with a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder which may prevent him from throwing at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, according to Sports Talk Florida.
“Right now we’re still making that decision, whether to throw at the Combine. I had to kinda rest about a week-and-a-half,” Mariota said during a press conference. “I sprained the AC joint (in his right, throwing, shoulder). But now, I’m able to throw. Feels good.”
The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner is expected to be a high first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, as the injury is not expected to hamper his development.
Mariota, 21, was invited to play in the Senior Bowl in Alabama on Jan. 24, but he opted not to participate. He finished his collegiate career with the Oregon Ducks with 10,796 passing yards and 105 touchdowns in 41 games.