Rounds one through three of the 2019 NFL Draft have wrapped up and Oregon did not have any players drafted. This is as expected, although a few projections had EDGE Jalen Jelks going as high as the second round. There are four Ducks that are widely expected to be drafted and a couple more that will hope to sign free agent contracts.
Here are some interesting notes from day two.
Quarterback Justin Herbert already is the talk of the town
The 2019 NFL Draft is still underway but everyone is already talking about Herbert again. The league is licking its lips at Herbert, the 6-foot-6, 235-pound passer with the powerful right arm and sneaky fast wheels.
Everyone is already talking about Herbert again!— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 23, 2019
Analysts are already looking towards 2020 and Oregon's quarterback is one of the top prospects on the board. It’s WAY too early but the hype for Herbert as possibly the top overall pick next year is already building.
1. Justin Herbert (@oregonfootball)— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) April 26, 2019
2. Derrick Brown (@AuburnFootball)
3. Tua Tagovailoa (@AlabamaFTBL)
4. Walker Little (@StanfordFball)
5. Chase Young (@OhioStateFB)
Check out the rest of @joelklatt's way-too-early top 15 NFL prospects for next year 👀 pic.twitter.com/T7pcyGOidM
Returning for Herbert’s senior season gives the Eugene-native the opportunity to further develop his decision-making, accuracy and improve as an NFL prospect.
Over his three seasons at Oregon, Herbert has thrown for 7,070 passing yards, 63 passing touchdowns, 17 interceptions, plus 510 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns.
The Pac-12 Conference had eight players selected in the second and third rounds, 11 total after three Pac-12 players were drafted in the first round. Washington led the way with four Huskies picked.
Since the conference expanded to 12 teams, the lowest amount of Pac-12 picks in the first three rounds of the NFL draft was 10 players drafted in 2016.
The highest was 25 Pac-12 players selected in the first three rounds of the 2015 NFL draft (with Marcus Mariota leading the way).
The lowest amount of Pac-12 picks in the first 3 rounds of the NFL draft was 10 in 2016.— Bri Amaranthus (@BriAmaranthus) April 27, 2019
The highest was 25 Pac-12 players in 2015 (with Mariota leading the way)
Right now there have been 8 Pac-12 players drafted, with 22 picks left. pic.twitter.com/uz8JnTEovH