A four-year starter at Oregon State, Mannion guided a pro-style offense, totaling 13,600 yards through the air for his college career. After throwing 37 touchdowns as a junior, he had just 15 in 2014.
Mannion throws an accurate ball and can push the pigskin down the field. He's another signal-caller that was groomed in a pro-style system, with experience in pre-snap reads and audibles, while spread quarterbacks, such as Bryce Petty, remain on the board.
However, Mannion's arm talent leaves a lot to be desired and he was turnover-prone in college. One scout compared him to Derek Anderson, who also came out of Oregon State.