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DEFOREST BUCKNER RUMORS

Royce Freeman, DeForest Buckner named to CFB Top 100

Sports on Earth recently put out its rankings of the top 100 players in college football for the 2015 season. Unsurprisingly, two Oregon Ducks found their way on the list. Defensive end DeForest Buckner was named the No. 59 player in the country, while sophomore running back Royce Freeman was named No. 57.Here is what writer Matt Brown had to say about his rankings of Buckner:"Fellow...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

DeForest Buckner named No. 1 Pac-12 draft prospect

Who is the best NFL prospect in the Pac-12 right now? Most people would assume that it would have to be a QB, likely either Cal's Jared Goff or USC's Cody Kessler. While both are very talented, the NFL may be more interested in Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner.Here is why Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke believes Buckner could be a top-10 pick in 2016:"Former Duck Arik...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Buckner, Johnstone named to Lombardi Award watch list

Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner and offensive tackle Tyler Johnstone have been named to the 2015 Lombardi Award watch list.The Lombardi Award is presented annually to the nation's top player who lines up no more than a few yards off of the line of scrimmage. Last season, Arizona's Scooby Wright took home the award.Buckner, a senior, is Oregon's best defensive lineman and is...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Beefed-up Ducks ready for defense of PAC-12 Crown

by atvinton, DSH correspondent DeForest Buckner returns to anchor the Oregon defensive line along with Christian French. Newcomer Canton Kaumatule had 2 sacks in the spring game, and sophomore Henry Mondeaux drew praise from line coach Ron Aiken for his improvement this spring (photo by Brian Bahr, Getty Images). New student-athletes arrived last month in time for summer sessions...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

DeForest Buckner named to the Bednarik Award watch list

Senior defensive end DeForest Buckner has been named to the 2015 Bednarik Award watch list. The Bednarik award is given annually to the national defensive player of the year. Buckner follows in the footsteps of cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, who was named to the Bednarik watch list each of the past two seasons. Buckner led the Ducks with 13 tackles for loss in 2014 and led all defensive...
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July 07, 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 NFL.com 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

The defensive line will be just fine

2016 draft projections have DeForest Buckner going late in the first round, and Christian French has an opportunity to join him if he applies himself (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) For some fans it’s natural to be skeptical, because history has proved them right once too often. Images linger in their head like Michael Dyer running forever in the critical moment (God willed...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

DeFo returns, and that’s the beginning of hope

If there’s a pile-up at the line of scrimmage, DeForest Buckner is usually in the middle of it. Oregon’s prospects for defending their PAC-12 title got a huge boost when the NFL prospect decided to return for his senior year (Brian Bahr, Getty Images photo). The desolate period from mid-January to August when there is no college football is overladen with mostly bad news, like...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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