The 2019 NFL Draft is in the books after great three days in Nashville where over 600,000 people attended. The 600K set the all time record for any host city thus far.
The Ducks had four draft picks but that does not mean that the other #ProDucks’ careers end.
Oregon had a couple of UDFA signings that went on in the feeding frenzy that is after the draft. Keep an eye on this post for more updates if there are any.
Running back and kick return specialist Tony Brooks-James has signed a deal with the Atlanta Falcons.
- TBJ will need to impress the Falcons from Day 1 of rookie minicamp in order to even make the practice squad. He will compete with 2019 draft picks Pittsburgh RB Qadree Ollison, ULM RB Marcus Green for reps in the summer and fall. He joins fellow Duck alumni Kenjon Barner on the roster for now. I just don’t know if he’ll have a shot in Atlanta due to the running backs ahead of him (i.e. Devonta Freeman, Barner, Jeremy Langford, and Ito Smith to name a few). Maybe he’ll do well in the preseason and catch on with a more RB needy team. Barner and Smith’s ability on special teams makes TBJ’s roster spot redundant.
Tight End Kano Dillon has signed a deal with the Washington Redskins.
- Dillon’s time with the Ducks was a brief one but he’s still a Duck. He did enough in his college career at South Florida and at Oregon to merit an invite to the East-West Shrine Game so the scouts must like something about him. KD has a pretty decent chance of making the Skins roster as the TE depth behind oft injured starter Jordan Reed and long time veteran Vernon Davis is shaky. He may be earmarked as the heir to Davis. I believe he’ll get a lot of playing time in the preseason but eventually get on the practice squad.
Justin Hollins and the Denver Broncos have a little chat
Ugo Amadi officially becoming a Seattle Seahawks draft pick
And Jalen Jelks having a conversation with America’s Team