Why Marcus Mariota Should Tell the NFL Where He Wants to Play

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The NFL landscape is littered with quarterbacks who have failed to live up to the hype built off of impressive college careers and first-round draft picks. On April 30, Marcus Mariota will become the first Oregon quarterback to carry such high expectations into the NFL since Joey Harrington was selected with the third overall pick by the Detroit Lions, back …

Marcus Mariota and the Nonbelievers

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I don’t get it. Maybe I’m wrong, or maybe my football knowledge isn’t what I thought it was, but I can’t understand the constant negativity toward Marcus Mariota and his transition to the NFL. Last night I read something on Twitter so shocking to me I had to do a double take. NFL Media analyst, Daniel Jeremiah, said, “Look, just …

As Marcus Mariota Moves Forward, It’s Time We Look Back

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Marcus Mariota is the greatest Oregon quarterback to play at the school. That is a well-accepted statement around Eugene these days. But with Mariota headed for the NFL, it’s about time to remember some other Oregon quarterbacks who have made it to the big stage. Mariota has a chance to be the highest Duck drafted in the Common Era if …

Duck Destiny: Five Teams That Are (Or Should Be) Looking at Marcus Mariota

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With the draft rapidly approaching and the football world gone totally wacky in free agency, there’s little certainty as to where our beloved Marcus may end up, and the dapper Duck’s future seems hidden in the smoke as our late season and early offseason predictions come down in flames. Nonetheless, there’s a picture taking shape in the wake of the first wave of free agency, …

Flying Under the Radar

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Despite being part of a viral video that most college football fans have seen, Tony Washington has fallen into relative anonymity. This viral video replay is, of course, Washington’s scoop-and-score fumble recovery in the Rose Bowl. Perhaps this play not giving him a large amount of fame can be attributed to the fact that most people were interested in Jameis …

Erick Dargan Flying Under the Radar

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By all measures, Erick Dargan was one of the best safeties in college football last year. The senior led the Ducks with 95 tackles and seven interceptions, all while playing in the pass-happy Pac-12 Conference. Dargan was both the physical and emotional leader for a defense that, although not excellent, played well enough to help lead the Ducks to a national …

Remaining Ducks with the Most NFL Potential

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The University of Oregon is not often thought of as a hot bed for NFL talent. Mainly because of the lack of “can’t miss” prospects and the issues some of the “draft experts” have with the no huddle system we use to win more football games than any other school since 2010. But that’s an argument for another time. The …

Jets Agree to Trade Sixth Pick to Philadelphia, Sources Say

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Although it hasn’t been confirmed, Kristian Dyer of Metro Sports News reported that the Eagles and the Jets have a trade in place that, assuming Marcus Mariota is still available with the sixth pick, would send the former Duck to Philadelphia. Philly, of course, is the home of former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, as well as a league-leading nine other …

Scouting a Duck: What Should NFL Scouts Think of Arik Armstead?

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It was April 6, 2012. The Oregon Ducks football team had finished a spring practice and defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro met with OregonLive reporter Aaron Fentress. Fentress was interested in hearing about a heralded four-star high school recruit and incoming freshman: Arik Armstead. Azzinaro quipped, “Arik who?” It did not take long for Armstead to make a name for …

Jameis Winston Deserves Top Draft Pick

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out For many Duck football fans the dream season would have been a Heisman (check), a national championship (close — but no cigar) and a number one draft pick for Marcus Mariota. While the draft pick thing is still up in the air, the national noise seems to be shifting in favor of Jameis Winston — and well …

Five Things You Need to Know About Marcus Mariota This Week

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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 …

Worthy of No. 1: Marcus Mariota to Tampa Bay

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In this final installment, FishDuck.com Feature Writer Caleb Couturie will be analyzing the last of the 25 teams in the NFL Draft that may look to select Marcus Mariota. **DISCLAIMER: This is part of a project FOR FUN. All trades suggested are merely hypotheticals, and do not reflect my actual opinion of what will happen on draft day. Enjoy.** Previous Article: Click here No. 1: …