Why the Eagles Fumbled on the Chance to Take Marcus Mariota

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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 and closer. No team was mentioned more than the Philadelphia Eagles, due to the fact that Chip Kelly (the person …

Marcus Mariota Goes No. 2 to the Titans

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Last night, despite trade speculation with many teams, the Tennessee Titans drafted Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Mariota is now on his way to Tennessee to be introduced to the media, and it appears this pick will stick. “Every minute we spent with him it just felt better and better,” Titans general …

Don Pellum is Excited for the Spring Game and NFL Draft

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In an interview forFishDuck.com 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. The longtime coach also expressed a great deal of enthusiasm when asked if his players are ready to strap on …

Eagles Making One Final Push for Mariota

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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 try to land Mariota after the dust settles, but regardless it has Duck fans everywhere starting to buzz. ESPN’s Adam …

Draft Profile: No. 1 Marcus Mariota

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This piece is part of a project where Jason and Caleb analyze the top eight Ducks prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft. The prospects will be listed in the order in which they are projected to be drafted. Enjoy. Previous Article: No. 2 Arik Armstead No 1: Marcus Mariota Position: Quarterback Height: 6’4″ Weight: 222 Overview: Was there ever any …

Scott Frost Excited About the Spring Game, Chimes in on the NFL Draft

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s offensive coordinator Scott Frost at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene. Fourteen spring practices are officially over and after five hard-fought weeks,  Coach Frost and the rest of Oregon’s coaching staff are ready to take the field this Saturday.  One area that the Ducks’ offensive coordinator has paid close attention to …

A Tale of Two Chip Kelly Quarterbacks: An Analysis of Bryan Bennett and Marcus Mariota

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Past accolades do not matter to Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. He has never been afraid to find an upgrade at the quarterback position. Jeremiah Masoli, Darron Thomas, Michael Vick, and Nick Foles can attest to this. Though Kelly acquired former Rams starter Sam Bradford and insisted he will not “mortgage our future,” reporters like Tony Pauline and Mike Florio …

Draft Profile: No. 5 Hroniss Grasu

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This piece is part of a project where Jason and Caleb analyze the top eight Ducks prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft. The prospects will be listed in the reverse order in which they’re projected to be drafted. Enjoy. Previous Article: No. 6 Troy Hill No. 5: Hroniss Grasu Position: C Height: 6’3″ Weight: 298 Overview: Hroniss Grasu, simply due …

Jon Gruden Talks Marcus Mariota’s Draft Stock

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Earlier this morning Jon Gruden hosted a conference call where the former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst fielded questions regarding the NFL Draft. Gruden has been evaluating pro talent for more than 25 years, so his opinion is considered highly . Gruden began by talking about the tough position that Tampa Bay is in with the No. 1 pick, saying, “It’s a tough …

Draft Profile: No. 8 Tony Washington

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This is the first in a series of articles looking at the top eight Duck NFL Draft prospects. The series will progress according to draft projections, starting with the lowest projected prospect, Tony Washington Jr. No. 8: Tony Washington Jr. Position: OLB/DE Height: 6’4″ Weight: 250 Overview: Tony Washington was a solid player at Oregon. Last year, the senior anchored a Ducks’ …

Bucs’ Choice, Baby-Talk Athletes and Fans’ Rights

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Mike Merrell’sThree-and-Out While the national pundits make a bit of an about face on the Mariota vs. Winston draft pick issue, it’s not a bad time to take a look at some of the little things that maybe shouldn’t be so little in the convoluted relationship among athletics, universities and fans. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ top draft choice, baby-talk athletes …

Ducks in the Draft: Arik Armstead

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  If there was ever a draft to pick your franchise defensive tackle, the 2015 draft is it. That is great news for NFL teams in need of a good front 7. For former Oregon defensive end, Arik Armstead, it presents a challenge to stand out among the long list of projected first-round defensive ends, such as Florida’s Dante Flowler, …