Seven Ducks Taking Part in 2024 NFL Combine

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As many as seven members of the University of Oregon’s football team are in attendance at the 2024 NFL Combine at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Among the players hoping to make an impact are quarterback Bo Nix and running back Bucky Irving. A total of 321 players have been invited to this year’s event, and the seven-player assembly from Autzen Stadium is the highest total since 2020.

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The other five Oregon Ducks players who are at the combine include defensive end Brandon Dorlus, wide receiver Troy Franklin, center Jackson Powers-Johnson, safety Evan Williams and cornerback Khyree Jackson.

Of those on show, the player most likely to attract the eye is experienced quarterback Bo Nix, who last season racked up an impressive 4508 passing yards and 45 touchdowns. In 2023, he was a Heisman Trophy finalist and is expected to be a potential late first-round draft pick.

The young talent has spoken of what lies next and what sets him apart from some of his fellow draftees, “I go back to the processing; I go back to the preparation,” “I think we all can go out there and spin it pretty good. We all can go out there and make throws. That’s the common thing I think we all share.”

An epic touchdown catch by Troy Franklin from Bo Nix. (Screenshot from Fox Sports Video)

“But sometimes the uncommon thing is the intangibles that we may possess, and I feel like when it comes to processing and preparation and passion for the game and your love for the game and intensity that you bring. I think I bring those at a really high level.” Nix added.

Coach Dan Lanning couldn’t be more effusive in his praise of the 24-year-old, who spent two years at Auburn before transferring to the University of Oregon in 2022,

“I think he’s a winner, but the preparation is one of the things that separates him..” “And the competitive nature. This guy makes everybody better when he steps on the practice field with the way he works and what he demands of the people around him.” Lanning stated before concluding.

“There’s a lot special about Bo,” “There’s nobody that takes the game more serious than Bo. He works his tail off to be great, and he’s a great competitor out there on the field.”

Bo Nix delivers quickly for another big pass. (Screenshot from Fox Sports Video)

On his love for his Oregon career, Nix commented,

Well, I’ll always be an Oregon Duck; that’s one thing that, fortunately for me, I was able to go and spend two incredible years there,”

“So, I’m going to claim Oregon for as long as I can. But at the same time, I graduated from Auburn too, so I get to claim that part of it too. I spent a lot of games at Auburn, too.” Nix added.

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