DeForest Buckner Expected to Be a Hot Commodity

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The 2015 NFL Draft, which took place in Chicago, Illinois, last week, was a memorable experience for the 256 players that were selected. In total, the ACC had 20 players chosen in the draft, while the SEC had 22 and the Pac-12 had 25. There’s no doubt that the SEC is known as a college football powerhouse, but it’s become …

Charles Nelson’s Take on His Offense-to-Defense Transition

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In an interview for FishDuck.com on Wednesday, I spoke with Oregon’s defensive back Charles Nelson at the Hatfield-Dowling Complex in Eugene. Nelson bolted onto the scene last year like a quick strike of lighting. His impact was fast and furious. Nelson was a true freshman last season, and was utilized by the Ducks coaching staff in a plethora of ways. The …

Draft Profile: No. 6 Troy Hill

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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. 7 Erick Dargan No. 6: Troy Hill Position: CB Height: 5′ 11″ Weight: 175 Overview: Troy Hill is an …

Duck Secondary: Draft Edition

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Erick Dargan SS Dargan went from being a small part of the Ducks defense to leading the team in interceptions with seven. Although Dargan had a stellar year and was a crucial part of the Ducks making the National Championship, apparently – to some — that wasn’t enough, as he was snubbed from the 2015 NFL Combine. Dargan is seen by many …

Will Oregon Overcome the Departure of Multiple Key Players?

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The Oregon Ducks football team has been practicing hard for about three weeks now, and with the Ducks’ spring game right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to foreshadow the upcoming season. I’ve been holding my peace for quite some time now, and I still find myself thinking back to last season and asking “what if?” What if Oregon …

Chris Seisay Feels Confident About Growth of DB Squad

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The departure of key veteran DBs such as Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Troy Hill have been making Duck fans wonder how next year’s DB group will perform. During spring ball, we learned that the Oregon coaching staff decided to switch up true sophomore Charles Nelson‘s role from RB to DB to bring more competition to the squad. This boost of attention in …

Ducks Land Big Time Defensive Back

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It’s been an exciting week for Oregon Duck fans. Spring practice is now in full force, the guys are looking good, and recruiting is on point. With the latest announcement, via OregonLive.com,  (by Andrew Nemec) 4-star class of 2016 defensive back Troy Warner has committed to play for the Ducks, things keep rolling on. Hailing from San Marcos, Calif., and attending Mission …

It’s Time to Learn the Name Arrion Springs

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Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is gone. Troy Hill is gone. The cornerback position is as wide-open as it’s ever been, and the Ducks are in desperate need of someone to step up. Enter Arrion Springs. Springs, a sophomore from San Antonio, Texas, was the top Duck recruit just two years ago. His grade even surpassed that of Royce Freeman, a now plausible …

Who’s Going To Emerge in the Ducks Secondary Next Year?

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Spring practices highlight several key aspects that every team looks forward to. For the Ducks, when this time comes around, they will be replacing pivotal positions that were filled by players who are either off to the NFL or continuing their football career elsewhere. This will allow current players on the football team to prove to their coaches and fellow …

Don Pellum Building a Dominant Ducks Defense

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When you look at the Oregon football team what do you see? You see the uniforms and the high-speed offense; you see the flash. You don’t see what defensive coordinator Don Pellum sees; you probably don’t pay much attention to the defensive side of the ball at all. The Ducks operate a bend-but-don’t-break defensive scheme. If the offense is operating …

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 …

Three Impactful Ducks for 2015 Football

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With the 2014-2015 football season in the books, Oregon football has begun its 2015-2016 campaign by gearing up for spring practices — training players to be in championship-caliber form. Important players such as OT Jake Fisher and CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu’s departure from Oregon will be noticeable on the field next season, as they were the leaders of the team. All in all, if the …