2016 NFL Draft Preview: DE DeForest Buckner

The Sports Quotient’s annual Draft Preview series returns! Over the course of the 10 weeks leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, we will take a look at the top NFL prospects at each position. This week, we focus is on the defensive line. Today, we will look at DeForest Buckner from Oregon. Collegiate Career A 247 sports composite four-star recruit from Hawaii, defensive end DeForest...
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April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens player profile: DeForest Buckner

Of the many top prospects in the draft, the Baltimore Ravens may very well use the sixth pick in the draft on the defensive end from the University of Oregon, DeForest Buckner. In the early mock drafts, it was not considered likely that the Ravens would take him. The way free agency has started though leaves many to believe that Baltimore is hoping to get Buckner in the first round...
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon DL DeForest Buckner’s hands measure bigger than sheet of paper

Former Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner is a massive individual at 6-foot-7, 291 pounds, which means he probably has big hands. And Buckner does have big hands, measured at 11 3/4 inches to be exact, and NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano took to Twitter to put that size in greater context. While we're on the topic of hand size…Oregon DL DeForest Buckner measured in at...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon DL DeForest Buckner’s Hands Measured In Larger Than A Standard Sheet Of Paper

The NFL Combine is an opportunity for prospects to convince coaches and scouts that they’re worthy of a top pick, and for some players, all they have to do is show up.  Friday morning, as defensive linemen were being weighed and measured, some shocking numbers began to surface regarding Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner. At 6-foot-7, 291-pounds, his hands measured in at...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

LOOK: Oregon DE DeForest Buckner Might Have the Biggest Hands in NFL Combine History

Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner is projected as a top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. His combination of size and athleticism has pro scouts salivating. Buckner had his measurements taken at the NFL Combine this morning, and though his height and weight are certainly impressive, his hand size was flat out unbelievable: #Oregon DL DeForest Buckner: 6'7/291 lbs. 34 3/8"...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oregon DE turns blocked punt into first down

Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner turned nothing into something during the Alamo Bowl on Saturday night. The team’s second-leading tackler and defensive Most Outstanding Player showed just how athletic he is when he caught a blocked punt and ran for a first down in the game. Nothing was going right for the Horned Frogs, with the Ducks already leading 28-0 in the second quarter...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Oregon DE DeForest Buckner could be the best player in college football

While many people might not know his name, Oregon senior defensive end DeForest Buckner may be one of the best college football players in the entire country. In fact, one publication has ranked him as the best player in college football right now. Pro Football Focus ranks every player in college football based on its own grades and analytical data. Heading into rivalry week, Buckner...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Where does DeForest Buckner rank among all college football players?

Oregon DE DeForest Buckner has been outstanding for the Ducks this season, despite Oregon's defensive struggles. In fact, he's been one of the best players in all of college football.According to Pro Football Focus, Buckner ranks as the No. 8 player in college football through six weeks of play.Here's the explanation, via PFF:"Buckner earned a very good grade last season, while staying...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks ready for conference play with big questions

Defo for the defense: DeForest Buckner wraps up Georgia State quarterback Nick Arbuckle for a first quarter sack. The Ducks need Buckner to be a disruptive playmaker to have an effective defense. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) The struggles of the Oregon defense are nothing new and not unique in college football. The Ducks gave up yards and points in previous years to Wyoming...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon’s DeForest Buckner top DL to watch in 2015

Oregon Ducks rising senior defensive lineman DeForest Buckner has been named the top interior defensive lineman to watch in 2015 by draft analyst Lance Zierlein, beating out players such as Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss and Auburn’s Montravius Adams. Speaking of Buckner, Zierlein went into detail as to why he is one to watch. “Buckner might have been drafted ahead of teammate...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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