Epic Draft Class to Set New Oregon Standard

With the 3rd selection in the 2013 NFL draft the Oakland Raiders have traded the pick to the Miami Dolphins…With the 3rd pick, the Dolphins select: Dion Jordan,DE/OLB (Oregon).  That was the first of many deals that occurred on Thursday night and allowed our boy Dion to become the second highest selected Duck ever, behind Joey Harrington who went #2 overall to the Lions in the 2002 NFL draft.

With the 20th selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select: Kyle Long, OL (Oregon).   Music to all of our ears if I may say so.  Two Oregon Ducks selected in the first round?  Am I hearing that correctly?  Yes, we all heard it correctly.  For the first time in Oregon school history two players from our football program were taken in the top 20 of the draft.  This is a historic time for Oregon football.

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Dion Jordan became the first Duck to be taken in the top-10 since Haloti Nagata went to Baltimore in the ’06 draft.

With two more days of drafting and a bevy of Oregon Ducks looking to hear their names called, this could end up not only being the best draft in Oregon history in terms of draft positioning, but could surpass the record number of 2009’s draft class in which 6 players from U of O were drafted.

The first round unfolded exactly as I predicted for the Ducks…Let’s see if I am correct in my assessment of the rest of the draft for Oregon players.

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