December 10, 2014
An inaugural playoff team, the Oregon Ducks have talent on both sides of the ball. As CBS’s Dane Brugler has pointed out several times this season, this could be the year for Oregon to break their program’s single-season record of players drafted to the next level.
Before going deeper into the roster, and it is deep, we must first begin with Marcus Mariota.
Marcus Mariota, QB, #8*
Mariota is in all likelihood going to be a top-five pick. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who follows college football or the NFL draft.
He’s an efficient quarterback who can throw as well on the run as in the pocket and has the breakaway speed to hit the home run ball. All in all, he looks like a crossbred version of Russell Wilson and Ryan Tannehill.
He’s still not completely filled out. Some will have issues with his (read more…)