Buckner, Nelson, Johnstone named CFB top-100 players for 2015

DE DeForest Buckner, OT Tyler Johnstone and CB/WR Charles Nelson have all been named as one of ESPN's top-100 players for the 2015 season.Buckner, ranked No. 71 overall, is a senior defensive end who could be a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Here's what ESPN had to say about him:"Buckner's decision to return to Eugene for his senior season was a boon to Oregon's defensive...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft: Pac-12’s Top Five Seniors at Each Position

The Pac-12 has a ton of draft-eligible talent this year; however, most of them are underclassmen. The senior class in the Pac 12 is devoid of the type of talent that gets your juices flowing. The senior class is headlined by Oregon’s DeForest Buckner, Stanford’s Kyle Murphy and Utah’s Devontae Booker as each of them have the ability to become game-changing talents for their...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 seniors available for the 2016 NFL Draft

It isn’t too often that there comes a draft where the best players available are seniors. Prospects know that it’s generally in their best interest to leave for the greener pastures of the money and fame that professional football brings. However the players that stick out their entire commitment to a university and have a stellar career have their value as well. Generally these...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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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6 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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6 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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21 days ago  |  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...
Via The Duck Stops Here
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Buckner, Johnstone named to Nagurski, Outland watch lists

Oregon players scored two more spots on watch lists for the 2015 season.Senior defensive end DeForest Buckner was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list. The Nagurski Trophy is presented annually to the nation's top defensive player.Tyler Johnstone, a senior left tackle who is coming off two consecutive knee injuries, was named to the Outland Trophy watch list. The Outland...
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25 days ago  |  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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28 days ago  |  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

Pac-12 North true freshman may light up conference in 2015

Nick Selbe of Bleacher Report just released his list of Pac-12 true freshman who may have an immediate impact on their teams in 2015.While UCLA QB Josh Rosen leads the list of potentially impactful freshman, there are a number of Pac-12 North players that made the list as well. Stanford WR Trent Irwin came in at No. 3 on the list and is the most highly ranked member of the Pac-12...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks nab 12 spots on Athlon Sports' preseason All-Pac-12 list

Athlon Sports has released its preseason All-Pac-12 teams and the Oregon Ducks are incredibly well represented. The Ducks have three players on each of the All-Pac-12's four teams. OT Tyler Johnston, who is coming back from two knee injuries, was named to the first team on the offensive side of the ball, while DE DeForest Buckner was named to the first team defense. Charles Nelson...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Ducks make Phil Steele's preseason All-America team

Oregon stars Royce Freeman, DeForest Buckner and Tyler Johnston have made Phil Steele's preseason college football All-America teams.Freeman, who became Oregon's starting running back as a freshman in 2014, was named to Steele's fourth team, along with fellow Pac-12 RB DeVontae Booker from Utah. In 2014, Freeman rushed for 1,365 yards and 20 total touchdowns on his way to being named...
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June 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

DeForest Buckner ranked No. 23 prospect for 2016 NFL Draft

According to ESPN's Mel Kiper, Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner is the No. 23 prospect of the 2016 NFL Draft class. Buckner also ranks as the No. 4 defensive end in the class.Here is what Kiper had to say about Buckner:"Arik Armstead was the name you heard about all spring, but if you watch the Oregon tape, Buckner is the guy who is making the big plays for the defense. He picked...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Reading the Signing Day tea leaves, and the mail

Whatever happens between now and Signing Day, Mark Helfrich will join every coach in the country in saying the Ducks signed a great class they are very excited about (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images). With National Signing Day in five days, this is the last visit weekend in college football. The Ducks are scheduled to entertain 6-6, 245-pound Tyrone Wheatley from Buffalo, New...
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January 30, 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...
Via The Duck Stops Here
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon DE DeForest Buckner to stay

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner will stay with the Ducks for his senior year. Buckner announced his decision Wednesday. In a statement posted on the team's website, Buckner said he wanted to finish his degree. He also believes that another year of experience will help his development for the pros. Buckner has started 23 straight games. He had 81 total tackles...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

On the biggest stage, the key is to remember the game is still the same

Kirk Herbstreit said this week that the Rose Bowl was an opportunity for the Ducks to silence the critics, to prove that they can “hold their water” against an SEC-type opponent. He and Chris Fowler will be on the telecast today for ESPN. Nationally the game is billed as a showdown between two Heisman Trophy winners, and that’s inevitable, something that gives Jameis Winston...
Via The Duck Stops Here
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Oregon men’s basketball falls to Ole Miss, 79-73

by Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent Elgin Stampede: Oregon big man Elgin Cook borrows a page from Alex Balducci, Arik Armstead, Tony Washington and DeForest Buckner, playing strong in the trenches (Godofredo Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports photo). A tough loss for the Ducks, losing 79-73 to Ole Miss. The game started off going back and forth. The Ducks had a lead at 24-23, before...
Via The Duck Stops Here
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The only PAC-12 Championship Game thread you will ever need

It’s 63 degrees at Levi Stadium with intermittent rain, heavy at times. Keanon Lowe, DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead are in uniform tonight, but Thomas Tyner and Hroniss Grasu will not play. The field is patchy after being resodded, and could become an issue if the rain continues and it gets chewed up between the hashes. Oregon is in green jerseys, white pants, white helmets...
Via The Duck Stops Here
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

West Recruiting Notebook

Ducks Land Canton Oregon continues to make waves in Hawaii and the Ducks landed one of the top prospects from the state in the past few years when Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou defensive end Canton Kaumatule committed to the Ducks over the weekend. Not only did the Ducks get a verbal from Kaumatule, but he signed his financial aid agreement with Oregon on the trip. The Ducks have...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Steady improvement in the Oregon defense a great sign for conference title push

O for a throwback defense: steady improvement in the Oregon defense has been encouraging, but they’ll be tested against Cal, Stanford and Utah. The Bears try to steal the picnic basket with a high-volume passing attack, while The Cardinal and the Utes pound the ball on the ground (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). Don Pellum’s defense had their most complete performance of...
Via The Duck Stops Here
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks have perfect mentality for a title run

Apparently there’s a special on thermal blankets at the Wal Mart in Hell. John Canzano said something nice about the Ducks. In his column today he says Oregon has a legitimate shot at the national championship, but he adds that the team “needs an identity.” He wrote: It’s true that Oregon doesn’t have a booming voice in the locker room. Its central characters are a quarterback...
Via The Duck Stops Here
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Practice news digest: Oregon defense looks tougher at every level in 2014

Stick that in your smash mouth offense: The Oregon defense will be tougher and more physical this season, with an increased commitment to stopping the run (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). Reports trickling in from fall camp suggest the Oregon defense will be much tougher in 2014. Rob Moseley at talked today about how impressive Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner and...
Via The Duck Stops Here
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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