How Does Oregon’s 2014 NFL Draft Class Compare to Those of the Past?

Joey Holland History 1 Comment

The NFL Draft has been in place for nearly 80 years, and in that time it has changed significantly. With no Internet, no combine, and few formal scouting reports, executives used to draft players that they had never seen work out and, in many cases, had never even seen on film.  At the time of the first draft in 1936, the NFL minimum salary …

The Black Mamba Enters Prime Time

Alex Legarza FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

This past weekend marked the all-exciting NFL draft, where dreams came true and hopes were shattered, as player after player, each hoping to turn his passion for the game into a career, waited anxiously for his name to be called. The seven-round NFL draft is loaded with strategy as teams strive to improve their rosters.  Players who may have dominated …

NFL Ducks: Pushing for the Playoffs

Josh White FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

 Kevin Cline As the current Oregon football team begins preparing for their showdown against the Texas Longhorns (whose coach, Mack Brown, is expected to resign after the Valero Alamo Bowl), college football has entered the elongated calm before the storm of bowl games.  The weekly rhythm of the football season has come to a halt, and many are left with an unfamiliar …