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Report: Evidence Suggests Eagles Prepared To Make A “Strong Play” For Marcus Mariota

According to Jimmy  Kempski of PhillyVoice.com, “evidence continues to build that the Eagles are going to make a strong play for Marcus Mariota.” Kempski admits that he previously saw this as an “unrealistic” for the Eagles. However, Kempski writes that the Eagles appear to be “determined to get their guy.” While the Eagles may in fact be interested in moving up the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Combine 2015: How Did Marcus Mariota Help His Draft Stock?

The best and worst thing that could have happened to Marcus Mariota last weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine was someone said Jameis Winston had a weak throwing shoulder.With all the negative publicity this season, the accusations of off field issues and the fact the Oregon Ducks beat the hell out of FSU in the semi-finals of the College Football Playoff championship, Winston went...
Via Football Nation
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariota sponsorship not among decision makers

A few months back, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota was originally projected as being the easy selection for the first overall pick in the NFL Draft on April 30. That consensus has since shifted to have Florida State’s Jameis Winston being the No. 1 pick among many, many mock drafts.  However, that all means nothing because what matters is what the lead voices among NFL teams choose...
Via The Bay Cave
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Franchise: Canton Kaumatule and the evolution of the Oregon defense

With the ability to drive through blockers or leave them grabbing air, Canton Kaumatule has the potential to develop into a dominating defensive lineman with a pro future. At the workouts for UnderArmour All-American Game in January, nobody could block Canton Kaumatule. Healthy and fully motivated, he bullrushed and ripped his way through the best prep linemen in the country. Three...
Via The Duck Stops Here
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Bryan Bennett

In our first scouting report for the 2015 NFL Draft, I took a look at Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke, and for this scouting report, I am going to take a look at another quarterback which your team can get on day three of the draft and that is Southeastern Louisiana’s Bryan Bennett. If Bennett’s name looks familiar to you, that’s because he played a short time at Oregon...
Via Total Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Spread Offense the New "Pro-Style"?

In the eyes of many experts, Jameis Winston solidified No. 1 QB prospect status and Marcus Mariota stayed at No. 2 following the NFL Scouting Combine. Many of these experts say the difference between the two is that Winston is a “pro-style” quarterback while Marcus is a “spread” quarterback. They believe Winston should have an easier transition learning the “pro-style...
Via Football By Football
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Armchair Scouting Reports: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

With the NFL Combine having come and gone, it is time for this year’s Armchair Scouting Reports series. If you liked the reports from last year, then you’ll definitely like the improvements being made this year. For 2015, I will break down various offensive prospects from multiple angles, giving you the perspective through film, statistics, [&hellip (Visited 3 times, 3 visits...
Via No Coast Bias
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Slant – Episode 227 – Marcus Mariota, NBA, And Sports Oscars

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein discusses whether Marcus Mariota did enough at the NFL Combine to unseat Jameis Winston as the #1 overall pick. Then, he presents his 2nd Annual Sports Oscars; who does he choose as best leading male athlete, best sports team, and more? Finally, Brad has some NBA commentary to share. http://oregonsportsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vernon Adams Claims That Oregon Told Him He Was First Priority Ahead Of Braxton Miller

Twitter/‏@therealfanatix For months, there were heavy rumors that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller may be transferring to another power program, with Oregon as one of the names that came up most often. The match made sense on paper; Heisman winner Marcus Mariota left after the season, and Oregon’s offense would have allowed him to utilize his ability as a passer and a dynamic...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Pac-12 Championship Odds Go Duck Hunting

Early Pac-12 championship odds for 2015 are high on the Oregon Ducks, to little surprise.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins Could Auction No. 5 Overall Pick If Marcus Mariota’s On The Board?

Peter King of MMQB.com writes that the most important workout on the horizon will be Oregon QB Marcus Mariota’s Pro Day on March 12. A few teams have told King that they’ll be watching to see how he  does the mundane things he didn’t do much of in college such as dropping back, staying in the pocket, and throwing from a stationary position. In regards to the draft, King...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Decision To Draft Marcus Mariota Or Jameis Winston Should Include Trust

    Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston clearly are the top two quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a big decision to make.  Nothing sets a franchise back further than making a mistake with a high 1st round selection on a quarterback.    Quarterback is a unique and the most important position in the game.  A team has to look at the short...
Via Pro Football Draft Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota Destroys Jameis Winston In 40-Yard Dash At NFL Combine (Video)

The debate over who is the better quarterback lives on. As for who’s faster? It’s safe to say that got settled Saturday. Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Florida State’s Jameis Winston headlined day four of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, as the two are expected to be among the first players off the board in the NFL draft. Both Mariota and Winston performed capably in throwing...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota runs 4.52 40-yard dash at NFL Combine

INDIANAPOLIS -- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was the fastest quarterback on the field Saturday. Mariota, the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, was clocked at 4.52 seconds in his first run and 4.56 in his second at the NFL's annual scouting combine. The 4.52 was the fastest of the quarterbacks. Winston, the 2013 Heisman winner and a pocket passer who rarely runs, was clocked in 4.97...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariota runs 4.52 40-yard dash at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was the fastest quarterback on the field Saturday. Mariota, the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, was clocked at 4.52 seconds in his first run and 4.56 in his second at the NFL's annual scouting combine. The 4.52 was the fastest of the quarterbacks. Winston, the 2013 Heisman winner and a pocket passer who rarely runs, was clocked in...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The fifth element: Taylor Alie shines running Oregon’s 2-point unit

PASADENA, CA – OCTOBER 11: Taylor Alie #12 of the Oregon Ducks runs in to score a two point conversion during the first quarter against the UCLA Bruins at Rose Bowl on October 11, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Three miles from Autzen Stadium, Sheldon High School counts NFL stars Chris Miller, Todd Christensen, Michael Walter and Jon Jaqua among...
Via The Duck Stops Here
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Oregon OL Kyle Long Explains Why He Doesn’t Need To Watch Marcus Mariota At The Combine

While former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is considered one of the best young signal-callers in this year’s NFL Draft class, there are many who believe that the Ducks’ “system” contributed to his success in college. But as he gets set to compete against the rest of the quarterbacks at the NFL Combine, one of his former teammates, who has moved on to find success at the...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Trading Up For Marcus Mariota Is A “Very Real” Possibility

According to quarterbacks coach George Whitfield, the idea of the Browns trading up for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is a “very real” possibility. “It’s a very real situation, it’s always going to be a business and bottom-line situation,” Whitfield told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “And here they are with two first-round picks, and there are some talented...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike Releases New Uniforms For Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse, Florida, Arizona, Oregon, UConn And Baylor

We’re just one month away from March Madness, so naturally, the apparel manufacturers are starting to debut new uniforms for the top college basketball teams. Nike unveiled eight new uniforms Friday – six for men’s teams, two for women’s teams. The men’s squads for Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse, Florida, Arizona and Oregon got new Nike Hyper Elite’s for the stretch run. UConn...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dichotomy Between Two Similar Seasons – Oregon And Oregon State Basketball

The Oregon Ducks are ahead of the Oregon State Beavers in the Pac-12 basketball standings. They’re ahead of them in overall record too. But you sure wouldn’t know it by how both teams are being covered this year. The Beavers are a fairytale story. They’re undefeated at Gill Coliseum, and have a shot at their first winning record in conference since – get this – 1990. Gary...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota becomes feature attraction at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Marcus Mariota made his case to be the No. 1 pick in April's draft with a sequence of quiet, thoughtful answers Thursday. Jameis Winston, the 2013 Heisman winner from Florida State, must wait another day. After strolling slowly to the podium, the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner from Oregon calmly took questions for about 15 minutes and raised no red flags. Winston,...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Waller story isn’t written yet, and it’s going to be a blockbuster

Consensus 4-star recruit Travis Waller join the Ducks in January, ready to compete with Vernon Adams, Jeff Lockie and Morgan Mahalak for the starting quarterback job and a chance to succeed the best player in school history (isportsweb.com photo). In the fifth game of his sophomore year Travis Waller became a quarterback, moving over from wide receiver to run the spread offense...
Via The Duck Stops Here
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota Plans to Throw at 2015 NFL Combine

The 2015 NFL Combine is quickly approaching and as it is each year the hot topic is whether or not the top quarterback prospects will throw and compete in the numerous passing drills assigned to them. In most cases the answer is always no. It’s usually a decision that the player’s agent and family decide on in fear that their draft status will take a major hit, especially if...
Via Football Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon’s best athlete at quarterback might get his first opportunity at a different spot

Before transferring to Oregon in the summer of 2014, Ty Griffin lit up the Yellow Jacket defense with a couple of nice runs in the Georgia Tech spring game, showing off speed and awesome athletic ability (yellowjackedup.com photo). Oregon’s best athlete at quarterback might not be a quarterback in two months. Ty Griffin, a 6-0, 200-pound dual threat from Powder Springs, Georgia...
Via The Duck Stops Here
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Casey Martin Wins $50K For His Oregon Ducks Golf Team

If the name Casey Martin rings a bell, it’s probably because he’s the former tour pro who fought for the right to use a golf cart. What you may not know is that he’s now the head golf coach at the University of Oregon. This week at Riviera, he’s doing a lot more than coaching — he’s fundraising.  Martin took part in the Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase on Tuesday...
Via Back9Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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