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, …

Mariota Outscores Winston on Wonderlic

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As the ongoing debate about which QB, Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston, should be taken first in the NFL draft rages on, experts are noting that Mariota is making a stronger and stronger case to overtake Winston. The initial sentiments toward Mariota were that he was a system QB who would crumble in the NFL once he had to operate outside …

Dargan a Victim of “40 Yard Dash Fanboys”?

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Oregon has a few players projected to be picked in the first round of the NFL Draft, but some of their most intriguing prospects are projected to be taken much later in the draft. Erick Dargan is one such player, a strong safety who led Oregon in both tackles and interceptions last season. Despite his play at Oregon, Dargan is projected as a late …

Former Bucs GM Says He Would Take Mariota No. 1 Overall

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Mark Dominik, former Tampa Bay GM and now analyst for ESPN, weighed in on which QB (Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston) he believes the Bucs should take first overall. The article, a mock situation in which Dominik is the GM of Tampa Bay again, is just one more example of the never-ending debate about which QB will be better in the …

Draft Dodgers — Mariota and Winston to Skip NFL Draft

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While many NFL Draft prospects will be sitting in Chicago waiting to hear Commissioner Roger Goodell, call their name, the Draft’s top-2 QBs will be sitting at home. While Jameis Winston had been alluding to not attending it for a while now, it was just recently that Oregon’s own Marcus Mariota, said he will not be attending  either. Most players tend to enjoy all …