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Oakland invites QB Marcus McMaryion to rookie mini-camp

Marcus McMaryion

Marcus McMaryion won’t be going far to continue the pursuit of his NFL dream. According to Anthony Galaviz of the Fresno Bee, the former Fresno State University quarterback has accepted an invitation to participate in the Oakland Raiders upcoming rookie mini-camp.

McMaryion, a two-year starter at Fresno State, threw for 3,629 yards, 25 touchdowns, and five interceptions last season while completing 68.6 percent of his passes en route to Honorable Mention All-MWC honors. He also had 294 yards and eight scores on the ground, averaging 4.1 yards per carry. McMaryion accounted for just over 3,000 total yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior, his first season with Fresno State after transferring from Oregon State. He appeared in 15 total games with the Beavers as a freshman and sophomore.

McMaryion led the Bulldogs to 22 wins during his two years with the team, including a Mountain West Conference championship in 2018. Though that team-wide success, his stellar production, and the 4.69 40-yard dash he ran at Fresno State’s Pro Day suggest that he would have been a worthy draft pick, McMaryion was always considered a long-shot to be drafted. According to his agent, he chose to participate in the Raiders mini-camp over accepting several other offers from competing teams.

Oakland is set at quarterback for the foreseeable future with incumbent starter Derek Carr, who in 2017 signed a five-year, $125 million contract, at the time making him the highest-paid player in the NFL. Carr has struggled to live up to his salary in the interim, with the Raiders undergoing consecutive losing seasons after winning 12 games in 2016.