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1 player drafted and everyone else...

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In the category of "something is better than nothing" here is the list of Oregon Ducks who have signed with NFL teams as "undrafted free agents"...so far.

The script is completely flipped going into college vs going into the professional ranks. In the former the player chooses the team; in the latter the team chooses the player. I think that dynamic gets lost on too many college players who think they are "going pro." Reality.

https://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/2022/05/where-did-undrafted-oregon-ducks-sign-as-free-agents.html

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I'm shocked McKinley didn't get drafted. I'm not shocked about the others.

I wonder how many would make the same decision to leave if they knew then, what they know now?

How nice would it be to have Verone for one more year? The others???...... no big loss.

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Devon Williams was Oregon's leading receiver last year. I would take anyone but AB back for their experience and leadership.

However part of me refuses to put the blame on anyone except the previous coaching staff. Hard to blame WR's because Oregon RARELY threw deep i.e. 5 pass plays over 40 yards entering the first Utah game.

Dye and Verdell got pounded all season long... unnecessarily in my opinion...thanks to a run up the middle centric rushing attack.

Hard to blame the defense because thanks to Cristobal's anemic offensive philosophy they allowed the opponents to be in virtually every game so starters could never get a break on either side of the ball.

So much talent went under utilized.

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On 5/1/2022 at 6:18 PM, DuckSense said:

So much talent went under utilized.

Yup.

Yes, Williams was good and I'd take him back for sure, but I'm honestly thinking we are loaded with talent at the WR spot. Inexperienced, (except Cota) but talented. I think our receivers could be the strength of our offense this year as we should finally have a QB that can make a forward pass. Plus we get Kasper in the fall who I think could work his way into the rotation.

People seem to be high on our TE's too, I just haven't seen enough of them to get too excited. However, I'm thrilled that Dilly wants to have our TE's actually involved in the offensive game plan once again! It's a position that was invisible in the Mario era. Hopefully Patrick Herbert can get healthy and be in the mix.

I believe this staff when they say they are going to get the ball to our play makers. Mario just wanted a slug fest and 2 yards and a cloud of dust. Wonder how long that will fly in Miami?

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On 5/1/2022 at 6:18 PM, DuckSense said:

Hard to blame the defense because thanks to Cristobal's anemic offensive philosophy . . . . 

 

On 5/1/2022 at 6:56 PM, Duckball said:

Mario just wanted a slug fest and 2 yards and a cloud of dust.

Yes, Oregon has had a tough time with many of its recent football coaches. I wonder who is selecting these coaches ??  Could that be the real problem Oregon has with it's football program ??

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I don't think the others were all that great for the next step up.  But they were good college players. 

The Cristobal era is over.  Time to see what Lanning can do with recruits and developing said recruits. 

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I thought that Wright and Devon Williams were good enough athletes to be drafted. 

Maybe this is yet another coaching failure at Oregon?

The more I think about it, the more I think that Cristobal just was a good recruiter and his staff didn't develop players beyond what they already had coming into the program. 

And KT as great as he is, seemed to fade at the end of the season. 

 

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