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Eagles signed Oregon WR/RB Byron Marshall.

Marshall (5'9/201) converted from tailback to receiver before missing all but four games as a senior with a fractured ankle, finishing his career with a 307/1,877/19 (6.1 YPC) rushing line and 97/1,293/8 (13.3 YPR) receiving. Healthy in time for Oregon's Pro Day, Marshall clocked a 4.56 forty-yard dash. Marshall isn't a between-the-tackles threat and is a developmental-at-best slot receiver, but he has some potential as a satellite back who could excel on 5-9 manufactured touches per game. Still coming back from last September's injury, Marshall is sort of a deep sleeper.
May 1 - 1:30 AM

Eagles selected Oregon LB Joe Walker with the No. 251 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Walker (6'2/236) boosted his stock by having a strong Pro Day, running 4.60 with a 37.5-inch vertical and 10-foot-4 broad jump. He "wowed" scouts that day, putting himself on the map. Walker will have to keep it up and shine in camp and preseason to try and notch a special teams role in Philly.
Apr 30 - 6:42 PM

49ers selected Oregon DE DeForest Buckner with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Buckner (6'7/291) was 2015's Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, finishing his career with 36 tackles for loss and 18 sacks as a 38-game starter. A gargantuan presence, Buckner boasts monstrous 11 3/4-inch hands and 34 3/8-inch arms, and has experience two-gapping as a 3-4 end. Buckner has drawn comparisons ranging from Calais Campbell to Leonard Williams and ex-Oregon teammate Arik Armstead. While his pass-rush impact needs to become more consistent, Buckner is a pro-ready run stopper with a ceiling for lots more.
Apr 28 - 9:04 PM

Per TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline, the 49ers "desperately covet" Oregon DL DeForest Buckner.

They may be out of luck, because teams from the Chargers at No. 3 on down will all consider Buckner. San Francisco must pray that San Diego takes DB Jalen Ramsey or Ts Laremy Tunsil or Ronnie Stanley. If that happens, a domino effect could get Buckner to San Francisco at No. 7. Of course, the 49ers could bypass the whole chance game by dealing a few of their NFL-high 12 picks to go up and get him.
Apr 27 - 3:48 PM

An anonymous NFL scout panned Oregon DL DeForest Buckner, saying he's "more hype" and "I watched that (Jack) Conklin kick his (expletive) (Sept. 12)."

Well then. "He’s a huge, long, really ideal 5-technique (3-4 DE) with advanced hand use," another scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Not a speed off the edge guy but knows how to play." Buckner's hands (11 3/4 inches) were the largest of any player at the Combine. "I think he has enough strength," another scout said. "Is that his main game? No. He’s a pretty good athlete, he goes hard, he’ll retrace on passes and chase things down. He’s got that length (34 3/8-inch arms) that you like." Buckner, projected to go anywhere between Nos. 3-7, had 232 tackles, 36 TFL and 18 sacks in college.
Apr 27 - 3:33 PM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco told ESPN's Britt McHenry the team has been "locked into" a specific prospect for "a while."

It is a noteworthy statement, as Laremy Tunsil has only been "on the board" for two weeks after the Titans traded out of No. 1. Therefore, one could conclude the Chargers had their mind made up prior to that trade, so DeForest Buckner, Jalen Ramsey and Ronnie Stanley are the likeliest candidates. We would go with Buckner as the most logical fit, as the Chargers desperately need to upgrade the defensive line.
Apr 27 - 8:51 AM

SI's Doug Farrar is "convinced" that Oregon QB Vernon Adams has "the statistical, technical and competitive elements of the best quarterbacks in this class."

"The fact that he’s seen as undraftable could well go down as one of the biggest misses in recent draft evaluation history," he declared. "I think he’s Tyrod Taylor on the low side, and Russell Wilson on the high side." At the link below, Farrar gives a full explanation, along with a lengthy interview with Adams and a series of GIFs highlighting what Adams is capable of. More and more have come around on Adams as a potential Day 3 steal, but he remains no lock to get drafted due to his height.
Apr 26 - 4:30 PM

Oregon QB Vernon Adams declares that he's better than Jared Goff and the second-best quarterback in the draft.

"If I'm not as good as (Goff), then I am better than him," Adams said. "I'm not going to sit here and say he's better than me because there's nothing that he's doing that I can't do. ... So, yeah." Adams was then asked if he's also better than Carson Wentz. "He's the only quarterback in this draft that I can literally say, 'He's better than me.' I've seen him at the (NFL Scouting Combine), he made every single throw. I've been watching him since we were both freshmen. He's legit. He's a legit quarterback," Adams said. We're higher on Adams than just about anyone other than Vernon Adams.
Apr 25 - 3:34 PM

Oregon QB Vernon Adams said, "I feel like I'm as good as everybody else, or better than everybody else in this draft."

Earlier in the week, Adams told the San Francisco Chronicle's Eric Branch that he had yet to take part in an official team visit or private workout during the pre-draft process. That apparently has done little to dull his tongue. "Look at my wins to losses," Adams said, "look at my touchdowns to interceptions. Look at my career yards. I'm not a cocky dude, I just want everybody to know that everything that everyone else is doing, I can do it as well." The 6-foot, 190-pounder further indicated that he is at peace with the draft, regardless of what happens, telling USA Today, "I'm very blessed that I can do this and have the career that I had in college. I'm going to be happy. If I am a priority free agent, I'm going to go to whichever team, and they're going to love me."
Source: USA Today
Apr 24 - 6:53 PM

CBS Sports senior NFL columnist Pete Prisco sees Oregon DT Alex Balducci as a nice potential Day 3 pick.

"When I watched the tape of DeForest Buckne who will be a high first-round pick, Balducci kept flashing from his nose position," Prisco wrote. "He is a brawler who reminds me of Kyle Williams of the Bills when he came out of LSU -- only bigger." Balducci tips the scales at 6-foot-3, 308 pounds. Last season, he earned Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention after recording 40 tackles (7.5 for loss) with 3.5 sacks.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 23 - 4:07 PM

Oregon DL DeForest Buckner told 247Sports' Justin Hopkins that he has been in regular communication with the Chargers, Cowboys, Jaguars and Titans.

Conveniently, the Chargers, Cowboys and Jaguars are all lined up snugly against each other in the draft order at No's 3, 4 and 5, respectively. While the 6-foot-7, 290-pound Buckner could land with any of those three teams, he won't be tromping to the stage in Chicago to envelop Roger Goodell in a bone-crushing hug (alas). Buckner indicated to Hopkins that he plans on staying home in Hawaii to watch draft festivities. Pro Football Focus sees the Chargers as offering a nice schematic fit.
Apr 21 - 4:01 PM

Oregon QB Vernon Adams told Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle that he has not had a pre-draft visit or private workout with an NFL team during the draft process.

Adams did attend the Rams' local pro day, but that does not count in this scenario. The Oregon quarterback is a favorite of many media evaluators, including us. His tape to start the season was not good, and playing with a broken finger could be the cause. However, once healed, he returned and played at a very high level, both inside the function of the offense and outside of it. Adams shows comfort and quick decision making inside of the pocket, and an ability to improvise outside of it. With all of that said, we do not expect him to be drafted.
Apr 21 - 8:39 AM

Po Football Focus concludes that Oregon QB Vernon Adams is "worth bringing into camp at least as a backup with hopes of getting him on a Tyrod Taylor plan down the road."

"With a strong second half to the season combined with his big-play potential, Adams is an intriguing prospect in a developmental role," PFF wrote. "He struggled in the short game, but he’s the kind of player that can win games with downfield throwing and athleticism." Adams finished with the second highest accuracy percentage on deep passes in the class last year. He was also highly accurate in the intermediate range. Strangely, he will sometimes airmail the easy throws like screens.
Apr 19 - 8:27 PM

ESPN's Steve Muench compared Oregon DL DeForest Buckner to Calais Campbell.

If the Buckner-compares-to-Campbell bandwagon fills any further, we are going to have to request some analysts hop off and walk along side the wagon, ala frontier days. Among those who have offered the Calais Campbell comp for Buckner, Pro Football Focus, Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar, NFL OL Rich Ohrnberger and now Muench. " Both use their length, quickness and strength to win one-on-one matchups and split seams when they line up on the inside. They have the agility and size to set the edge and drive back offensive tackles when they line up on the outside," wrote Muench in his particular comparison.
Apr 19 - 7:43 PM

Oregon QB Vernon Adams took part in the Los Angeles Rams' local prospect workouts on Saturday.

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson brought forth news of Adams' workout. Per his source, the former Eastern Washington-turned-former-Oregon gunslinger looked "really impressive." After trading up to the No. 1 overall pick (presumably to draft a quarterback), it is unlikely the Rams use limited pick ammunition to draft a pair of signal-callers in Chicago, meaning that Adams might have to look elsewhere when it comes to actual feasible draft homes. Rotoworld's Josh Norris believes the Jets taking a flier on Adams on Day 3 is one scenario that might play out for the Duck later this month.
Apr 16 - 4:50 PM


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