NFL Draft

The Long And Short Of The NFL Draft Vs Vernon Adams


Is it bias when you take an athlete on for his size in a sport where size matters?  Vernon Adams thinks so. While Vernon Adams may have started his College football career at Eastern Washington; we know him best for...

Mariota Looking to Buck Trend of Ducks Busting in the NFL


Former Ducks football players can be found across the NFL. Oregon even had the distinction of having more former players starting in last year’s Super Bowl than any other college team with three. Over the last 20 years, 71 Oregon... Continue reading →

Marcus Mariota Shoulders More Pressure than Probably Even He Realizes


Win the Fiesta Bowl in your first year as a starter? Check. Rose Bowl? Check. Heisman trophy? Check. Top three draft pick? Mhhhm, that one too. These accomplishments, of course, forget to mention the truck load of hardware won after... Continue reading →

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and the Conundrum for Student-Athletes


Remarkable, isn’t it? One ACL tear and a dislocated knee later, and arguably the top cornerback in all of college football barely squeaks by in the seventh round of the NFL Draft. It’s sad, but it’s a reality. One play...

DeForest Buckner Expected to Be a Hot Commodity


The 2015 NFL Draft, which took place in Chicago, Illinois, last week, was a memorable experience for the 256 players that were selected. In total, the ACC had 20 players chosen in the draft, while the SEC had 22 and...

Titans on the Rise?


With the Tennessee Titans drafting everyone’s favorite Hawaiian quarterback, many Ducks’ fans were disappointed that Chip Kelly didn’t succeed in trading up for Marcus Mariota.  Some are simply annoyed they didn’t get their favorite player and coach on the same...

Why the Eagles Fumbled on the Chance to Take Marcus Mariota


Within the last year, and especially within the last three months, there has been a lot of speculation about where Marcus Mariota would end up in the NFL draft. Multiple scenarios swirled around as the draft began to get closer...

Don Pellum is Excited for the Spring Game and NFL Draft


In an interview on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s defensive coordinator Don Pellum at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. The Ducks’ defensive coordinator was full of joy and excitement after Oregon completed its final Spring practice on Wednesday morning....

Eagles Making One Final Push for Mariota


After months of Chip Kelly mind games, it appears the Eagles are making one final push for Marcus Mariota. It’s unclear whether the Eagles are trying to trade for the No. 2 spot in the draft, or if they will...

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