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2019 NFL Draft: Oregon Ducks Draft Primer

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After a long offseason process, the 2019 NFL Draft is upon us tonight with the first round in Nashville, Tennessee. No Duck is expected to go in the first round even with the unpredictability of it.

What have the future #ProDucks been up to since they left the program?

Glossary:

“30 Visit” means that the prospect was one of the 30 non local (usually within state borders) allotted visitors given to teams.

“EW” - East-West Shrine Game Meeting

Senior Bowl” - Senior Bowl Meeting

“Combine” - Combine meeting in which teams are allowed 15 minute interviews with the prospect.

DB Ugo Amadi

H/W: 5’9 199

Hand: 9 4/8 inches

Arms: 31 6/8 inches

Wingspan: 77 1/8 inches

40 yard dash: 4.51 official

Visits / Meetings

Arizona Cardinals: 30

Chicago Bears / New York Jets / Pittsburgh Steelers: 30

Analysis

  • How he would fit Arizona: At cornerback, he would fit in as the third corner behind perennial All-Pro Patrick Peterson and new signing Robert Alford. At safety, he would compete with former huskie Budda Baker and DJ Swearinger for starters’ reps.
  • How he would fit Chicago: Would likely project as the fourth corner behind aging Prince Amukamara, veteran Buster Skrine and former first round pick Kyle Fuller. He would slot in behind the emerging Eddie Jackson.
  • How he would fit the Jets: Cornerback would be tougher to crack the rotation as there are several veterans ahead of him. Safety could be a bit easier for him as only Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye likely ahead of him.
  • How he would fit Pittsburgh: Let’s just say that the Steelers need some cornerback help next to Joe Haden. He would compete for starters’ reps there. Safety is more fluid as more veterans are set in stone there.

Prediction: Round 4

EDGE Justin Hollins

H/W: 6’5 248

Hand: 10 3/8 inches

Arms: 33 3/8 inches

Wingspan: 79 4/8 inches

40 yard dash: 4.50 official

Vertical Jump: 36.5 inches

Broad Jump: 9’11”

3 Cone: 7.06 seconds

Visits / Meetings

Miami Dolphins: 30

Denver Broncos: 30

He also met with the Steelers at the East-West Shrine Game.

Analysis

  • How he would fit Miami: Due to the lack of depth at either defensive end or outside linebacker, Hollins could easily gain a starting spot at those position.s
  • How he would fit Denver: Competition to be the third pass rusher beside future Hall of Fame linebacker Von Miller and former first round pick and emerging talent Bradley Chubb.

Prediction: Round 3

EDGE Jalen Jelks

H/W: 6’5 250

Hands: 9 5/8 inches

Arms: 34 5/8 inches

Wingspan: 83 inches

40 yard dash: 4.92 official

Vertical Jump: 32.5”

Broad Jump: 9’4”

3 Cone: 7.22 seconds

Visits / Meetings

According to Walterfootball.com, Jelks met with the Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, and the Tennessee Titans at the Senior Bowl. He was also a 30 for the Dolphins and Seahawks.

Analysis

  • It seems like the Dolphins and “nearby” Seahawks have shown the most interest in Jelks from that visit list. Teams just don’t waste 30 visits for no reason.
  • He’s had a rough go of it during the offseason, starting from the Senior Bowl where he didn’t do much to the Combine where he performed worse. The Pro Day was really key for him but he largely stood on his lackluster Combine effort.
  • Something happened during his senior season in which he didn’t do so well after a hot junior campaign.

Prediction: Round 5-6

WR Dillon Mitchell

H/W: 6’1 197

Hand (right): 8 1/8

Hand: (left): 9

Arms: 31 1⁄2

Wingspan: 74 3/8

40 yard dash: 4.46 official

Vertical Jump: 36.5”

Broad Jump: 10’2”

Visits / Meetings

Cardinals / Steelers / Ravens / Cowboys: 30

He also met with the Buccaneers at the Combine.

Analysis

  • As you well know, Mitchell was the leading receiver for the Ducks last season. He chose to sit on his Combine numbers for the most part.
  • How he fits with the Ravens: Well, they need anyone that can reasonably play the position.
  • How he fits with the Steelers: See above. He would likely get some major reps behind JuJu-Smith-Schuster.
  • How he would fit with the Cardinals: Ditto. A great veteran mentor in future Hall of Fame receiver Larry Fitzgerald and an opportunity to play with Kyler Murray?
  • How he would fit with the Cowboys: A WR2 behind Amari Cooper.

Prediction: Round 5