According to Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, both an NFL GM and a head coach told him that "Marcus Mariota not having any red flags was a red flag."
In an interview with ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Helfrich revealed that prior to the NFL Draft, team personnel were concerned about the Ducks’ 2014 Heisman-winning QB because his lack of issues on and off the field.
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Good to see his "red flags" didn’t have much of an impact on his draft stock. Mariota was selected No. 2 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.