NFL.com named Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Nebraska DE Randy Gregory, and UCLA LB Myles Jack as the three preseason frontrunners for the Bednarik Award.
The Jim Thorpe Award released its 39 player watch list on Friday.
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks believes Oregon senior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu "is as good as advertised as a shutdown corner."
Oregon senior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu might be best suited for nickel work in the NFL.
Oregon senior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu has "impressive tape," particularly of his performance locking down former Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks last year, according to Kevin Weidl of ESPN.
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks believes that senior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is the "top defensive back in college football."
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich thought senior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu would declare for the 2014 NFL Draft.
Oregon junior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu reiterated Monday morning that he will return for his final season with the Ducks.
The Oregon football staff is "pretty confident" that junior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu will stay in school rather than opt for the NFL, according to CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler.
Oregon junior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu refutes a report stating he intends to stay at the school for another season.
Oregon junior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is expected to bypass the NFL draft and return to campus next season.
Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian said Oregon junior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu "probably the best defensive player we've seen this season."
Oregon junior CB Ifo Expre-Olomu has registered 11 tackles thus far this season.