Posts Tagged ‘Oregon Ducks’

Oregon Ducks Scouting Preview

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Darren Page

The Pac-12 favorites have more than one senior prospect that should push for first round consideration. Their underclassmen group has tons of talent too. Prospects are listed in alphabetical order. (more…)

Valero Alamo Bowl Scouting Preview

Monday, December 30th, 2013


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

The Texas Longhorns make the short drive down I-35 to San Antonio to play the high-flying Oregon Ducks in the Alamo Bowl.

This will represent Mack Brown’s finale as coach of the Longhorns after a strange and controversial “will he stay or won’t he?” trip over the last two years. (more…)

Colt Lyerla: The Follow Up

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

If you’ve found your way here, no doubt you are familiar with my investigative piece on former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla from last week.

It wound up being a little more provocative than I anticipated. The reaction, both positive and negative, was quite draining on a personal level.  (more…)

Colt Lyerla: A Troubled Talent

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Colt Lyerla in action with Oregon. (Photo

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

It’s not often when one of the most talented players in the nation decides to leave the football team in the middle of a successful season. It would be more understandable if there were piling losses, or outward clashes with coaches, or even pressing family issues.

In the case of Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla, none of those seem to overtly apply. Lyerla left the Ducks in early October, citing personal issues.

Even in his star-crossed career, this seems surprising. Lyerla is an incredibly gifted athlete, but has never quite achieved the level of success envisioned. His Ducks career ends with just 34 career receptions and 12 career starts. This production is not nearly indicative of Lyerla’s considerable athleticism and ability as a football player. (more…)

Draft Matchup: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu vs. Marqise Lee

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

This matchup features two eligible underclassmen for the 2014 NFL Draft in Marqise Lee and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Each has evident first round talent. Lee’s skills may even warrant top ten talk, which isn’t crazy considering he’s looking like the best receiver prospect since A.J. Green if not Calvin Johnson. (more…)

Scouting Notes: Oregon vs. Washington ’12

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Oregon did a lot of celebrating in the 52-21 win over Washington (photo courtesy NWsports)

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

An early October night game in Eugene pitted #23 Washington against #2 Oregon. Joe Tessitore and Matt Millen had the call for ESPN. Oregon’s speed, pace, and vastly superior depth made the game no contest. Most of the starters were gone from the game early in the 4th quarter in the 52-21 Oregon rout.

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