With victories at both the Elite 11 Counselor Challenge and the Air-It-Out Challenge at the Manning Passing Academy, Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion served notice Saturday night that his talent can beat out the nation's top college passers in the sweltering July heat of the Bayou as easily as it did in his home state of Oregon days earlier.

But NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks sees something more than a skill set well-suited for an accuracy contest. He sees a polished veteran well-suited for the next level.

"He might be the most pro-ready of the senior quarterbacks. Part of it is just the fact that he is playing in a pro-style system," Brooks said. "His arm, he can make all the throws. He really understands how to get through his progressions from his primary, to his secondary, to his third read. Because he's played under (Oregon State head coach) Mike Riley, at the next level, the verbage and all the things that come that give some quarterbacks problems, he should be able to understand that."

Brooks witnessed Mannion win the Elite 11 contest in Beaverton, Ore., last week. Mannion then went to the MPA and won the challenge event there, beating out most of the nation's top quarterbacks with a perfect 9-for-9 performance connecting with moving targets in an accuracy contest.