Ponder-Point: Looking Ahead to the NFL Draft

Chris Brouilette Editorials 23 Comments

Haloti Ngata, Patrick Chung, LeGarrette Blount, Marcus Mariota — the list of Ducks making a splash at the next level goes on, and on, and on … There’s no better feeling than watching an NFL game, seeing a nice play, and subsequently bragging to your friends when you recognize a former Duck. With the draft quickly approaching, and the combine …

Five Things You Need to Know About Marcus Mariota This Week

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Here at the University of Oregon, it’s no secret that we’re fans of Marcus Mariota. The man raised Oregon Football to new heights, all the while never forgetting to flash his beautiful smile. So, when something new happens in this man’s life, we have the right to know about it! We sat anxiously as we watched him lead drive after drive …

Critics Want Improvement from Ducks’ Defensive Combine Participants

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The NFL Combine has concluded, and now it’s up to the scouts to crunch some numbers to decide who they want to draft for the upcoming season. We all know Marcus Mariota did very well at the combine, which was no surprise. Jake Fisher did well, too, showing great athleticism. On the defensive side, three former Ducks participated in the combine. Although combine workouts, especially …

One MM to another: Mayock Impressed with Mariota

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Okay I’ll admit it; I’m addicted to the NFL Combine. I always watch every year as much as possible, paying particularly close attention to the linemen and the QB’s. Once I picked my jaw up off the floor at the 300 lbs+ men running 5.0 second 40-yard dashes, I was ready to see our main Duck, Marcus Mariota. I didn’t …

Marcus Mariota NFL Combine Q and A Highlights

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As the NFL Combine training moves forward each day we see the statistics of top recruits for the 2015 Draft. Of course, as Oregon fans and more so, Marcus Mariota fans, this is a huge year for Oregon attention. Yesterday Mariota ran his 40-yard dash and did very well. He ran an impressive 4.52 second dash and beat out Winston …

Revisiting Mariota vs Winston

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Before Oregon faced Florida State in the Rose Bowl, there was a lot of talk about Marcus Mariota vs Jameis Winston. This echoed the debate early in the year in reference to the Heisman Trophy. Now yet again, these two players are part of the same conversation – this time in leading up to the NFL Combine and eventually the draft. Much like …

Dargan Says, “Don’t Count Me Out”

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The NFL Combine began Tuesday and will end next Monday. All the chatter in Eugene is about Marcus Mariota throwing the ball. So what about the players who entered the draft but weren’t invited to the combine? Two players who left Oregon and declared for the draft after the 2014-15 season are Erick Dargan and Derrick Malone, but neither was invited to …

Mariota to Throw at NFL Combine

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According to multiple sources close to ESPN’s Chris Mortenson, former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will throw for prospective teams at 2015 NFL Combine to be held February 17-23 in Indianapolis. Mariota, along with Florida State’s Jameis Winston, are considered to be the top collegiate quarterbacks available in the 2015 NFL Draft. To what extent to participate in the NFL Combine is …

Drafting in the Trenches

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

While the hot topic in Eugene pertaining to the NFL Draft is Marcus Mariota’s stock, the fact is, there are other players from Oregon going into the draft who are just as intriguing. These players are all mountainous men who play in the trenches, from Hroniss Grasu on the offensive side to Arik Armstead on the defensive side of the line. …

Bosa’s Hit Sprained Mariota Shoulder

Jordan Ingram FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 14 Comments

For Duck fans, the College Football Playoff National Championship game was painful to watch. For Oregon’s Heisman winning quarterback and projected top NFL Draft pick Marcus Mariota, the pain was real. Mariota suffered a sprained shoulder after being driven into the ground unnecessarily by Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa. The injury may keep Mariota from participating in the NFL combine, according to …

Bryan Bennett: Senior Bowl Update

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While Marcus Mariota has declined to play in the Senior Bowl, his former teammate Bryan Bennett was added at the last second (partially because of Mariota declining and also because of Auburn QB Nick Marshall moving to Corner). Through the week of practice so far Bennett has impressed and stepped up as the most versatile QB in Mobile. While the top …