Quarterback Marcus Mariota will work out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota will work out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, the team announced.
The Buccaneers sent a five-man contingent including coach Lovie Smith, general manager Jason Licht and offensive coordinator Dick Koetter to Oregon early Tuesday morning for a private workout with the former Oregon Ducks star and reigning Heisman Trophy winner.
The Buccaneers hold the No. 1 pick in the draft and are widely expected to select former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, whom they will work out on Wednesday.
The Buccaneers saw Mariota throw at the combine and at his Pro Day but will have a chance to tailor a personal workout for the him on Tuesday.
Mariota won the Heisman Trophy following a 2014 season in which he completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 4,454 yards, 42 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He also rushed for 770 years and 15 touchdowns and led Oregon to the national championship game.
- Alex Putterman