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4 Ducks Invited to the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine

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Who are the Ducks going to Indy to prove themselves to NFL teams?

NCAA Football: Oregon at Oregon State Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL released the list of prospects that were invited to the annual Scouting Combine held in Indianapolis, Indiana inside Lucas Oil Stadium (home of the Colts). You can find the complete list here.

There are four Ducks on the list and they are as follows: WR Dillon Mitchell, EDGE Justin Hollins, EDGE Jalen Jelks, and DB Ugo Amadi.

Note: All statistics courtesy of sports-reference.com/cfb

Ugo Amadi

H/W: 5’10 201

Position: CB/S/PR

Class: Senior

Statistics: 165 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 9 interceptions (2 pick 6s), 25 passes defensed

- The do everything safety for the Ducks has had a great year in terms of draft projection so far. He was a clutch play machine for the defense. Teams will love his versatility of playing both corner and safety. He was the ultimate chess piece that DC Jim Leavitt could deploy anywhere on the field. Won the 2018 Lombardi Award given to the best overall college football player. I feel like he can play as a nickel corner and some safety in a pinch at the next level ala Damontae Kazee of the Atlanta Falcons. It will be interesting to see his official measurements. Player comp: Lamarcus Joyner

Justin Hollins

H/W: 6’5 242

Position: EDGE

Class: RS Senior

Stats: 184 tackles, 36 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, 2 interceptions, 8 passes defensed

- Hollins was reportedly dominant during the Shrine Game week and garnered defensive player of the game honors as well. He deserved to get called up to the Senior Bowl but did not. He was even better than Jalen Jelks during the 2018 season. Turns out Oregon fibbed a bit in their media guide because he was bigger than listed. He floated between defensive end and linebacker thus the EDGE designation.

PFF with the stat of the day

Jalen Jelks

H/W: 6’6 250

Position: EDGE

Class: Senior

Stats: 155 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, 11 passes defensed

- In lieu of a write up, here are some highlights of Jalen Jelks doing his thing at the Senior Bowl.

Also, an interesting stat from PFF

Dillon Mitchell

H/W: 6’2 189

Position: Wide Receiver

Stats: 119 receptions, 14 TDs

- No other receiver in the Pac-12 dominated the ball for his offense like he did. Mitchell has improved during his junior campaign that resulted in his unexpected declaration for the draft. He’s projected to be a late round pick due to a lack of productivity until this year. He needs to test and interview well.