NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps where the Oregon Ducks went in the NFL Draft this year. Five players were drafted from the University of Oregon in 2013, marking the most players in four years that were previously Ducks. Headlining the crew of drafted players was Dion Jordan, who was selected as the No. 3 overall pick by the Miami Dolphins. Kyle Long also went in the first round, being the 20th pick overall and going to the Chicago Bears.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the weaknesses on Oregon’s 2013 college football roster that could see them fall from the ranks of the college football elite. While the talent is already on the team and there is quite a lot of potential surrounding the Duck athletes, Oregon is lacking proven players on the defensive line and at linebacker.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us his version of armchair GM. The 2013 NFL Combine took place over the weekend and Brandon got to play John Schneider. After scouting the prospects over the 4 day event, he things Tavon Austin, Vance McDonald, Dion Jordan, DeVonte Holloman and Jonathan Cooper could help the Seahawks in a big way.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us his 5 fearless 2013 Seattle Seahawks draft predicitions. The Seahawks will be drafting another quarterback according to Brandon. They will also trade down with their first pick and won’t reach for anybody, either. Desmond Trufant, Marquess Wilson, Kenjon Barner? Who will it be drafted to the Northwest’s Seahawks.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s final ranking in both the AP and Coaches Poll. After the embarrassment was over and the dust had settled (which mainly came from Notre Dame fans sprinting out of the stadium in the third quarter), Alabama stood in the No. 1 position for the second straight year while the Oregon Ducks, who took care of the Kansas State Wildcats in the 2013 Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl, finished the year at No. 2.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s big victory in the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats. While there were more than enough things that could have distracted the Ducks against Kansas State, they burst out to a quick lead and never looked back as they defeated the Wildcats by a score of 35-17 to win their second straight BCS bowl game.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down why week 8 proved that the Oregon Ducks are the most exciting team in college football. UO fell one spot in the BCS following their 43-21 win over the Arizona State Sun Devils, but with a 7-0 record, they’re still the No. 4 team at this point in the year. However, the BCS doesn’t account for an 86-yard run by Marcus Mariota, a 71-yard run by Kenjon Barner and the flare that a Chip Kelly team brings in each week.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox after each week of the regular season, and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Ducks be so lucky, will stop by and bring you his UO game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Kenjon Barner, and on defense this week Boseko Lokombo. On Special Teams Jackson Rice and Rob Beard converted a two-point conversion.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about five players to watch for the Oregon Ducks when they take on the Washington State Cougars on Saturday night in Seattle, Washington. Not only are the Ducks ranked number two in the nation, the Cougars are coming off a demoralizing loss to a Colorado Buffaloes. Watch for Kenjon Barner, Dion Jordan, Marquess Wilson, and De’Anthony Thomas to have big nights.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Ducks be so lucky will stop by and bring you his UO game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Kenjon Barner, and on defense this week Dion Jordan. On the Teams punter Jackson Rice doesn’t typically receive the credit he deserves.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox reports on the Ducks defense and what they bring to the 2012 Pac 12 football table. If 2012 is the year that the blur offense is contained, Oregon will have to rely on its defense to propel them to success. What do Michael Clay, Dion Jordan and John Boyett all have in common? Senior leadership in Eugene.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson predicts the statistics for the top Duck football performers in 2012. Though some schools have kicked off their fall camps, the Oregon Ducks will be kicking off camp on August 6th with big things planned for 2012. Ranked 5th in the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Ducks will be looking to compete for their fourth straight Pac-10/12 title. Stats for Kenjon Barner, Marcus Mariota, & De’Anthony Thomas.