7-Round Mock Draft Predicts Landing Spots for Ducks & Beavers Prospects
By 750 THE GAME STAFF
Dane Brugler is the lead NFL draft analyst for The Athletic, and every year he publishes a seven-round mock draft that includes a prediction for every pick in the NFL Draft.
[Check out Brugler’s full mock draft on The Athletic, here.]
For fans of Oregon and Oregon State, that means a chance to see where players from each school could land, especially if they could go in the later rounds.
The site NFLDraftBuzz.com lists seven prospects from the Oregon Ducks and five prospects from the Oregon State Beavers as eligible for next week’s NFL Draft.
Brugler’s seven-round mock has six Ducks being selected, and two Beavers.
Oregon Ducks defensive back Christian Gonzalez is a no-doubt first-round pick, and could go even go top-5. Oregon State tight end Luke Musgrave will also be taken relatively high, and if he is a first-round pick, he would make history with Gonzalez as the only Ducks-Beavs duo to both be taken in the first round of the same NFL Draft.
But after those two, Ducks and Beavs fans may have to wait until day three of the draft to see some other familiar names go off the board.
Here is how Dane Brugler’s mock draft shook out for the Oregon and Oregon State prospects.
CB Christian Gonzalez: 1st Round, 6th overall: Detroit Lions
LB Noah Sewell: 5th Round, 171st overall: LA Rams
Edge D.J. Johnson: 5th Round, 172nd overall: New York Giants
C Alex Forsyth: 6th Round, 192nd overall: New England Patriots
G T.J. Bass: 7th Round, 239th overall: LA Chargers
G Sala Aumavae-Laulu: 7th Round, 248th overall: Philadelphia Eagles
Not in Brugler’s mock: C Ryan Walk
Oregon State Beavers
TE Luke Musgrave: 2nd Round, 45th overall: Green Bay Packers
CB Rejzohn Wright: 5th Round, 161st overall: Houston Texans
Not in Brugler’s mock: CB Alex Austin, G Brandon Kipper, S Jaydon Grant, LB/FB Jack Colletto
Brugler does not have Musgrave in his first-round here, but the Packers fit seems to be coming up more and more. Whether Green Bay goes with Utah tight end Dalton Kincaid at No. 15 overall remains to be seen. If not, and if Musgrave makes it that far, Green Bay seems like a logical fit.
Alex Forsyth was on with John Canzano earlier this week and expressed how much he is looking forward to getting a shot at the NFL level. Brugler gives him that shot as a sixth-round pick to Bill Belichick and the Patriots. Notably, Adrian Klemm, the former Ducks O-Line coach who knows Forsyth well, is the new offensive line coach with the Patriots.
Rejzohn Wright is the other Beavs prospect to be featured in Brugler’s mock, slotted to Houston in the 5th round. If that happens, he would not be far from his older brother Nahshon Wright, another former Beavs defensive back who went in the third round to the Dallas Cowboys in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Justin Herbert could be happy if Brugler is correct in sending guard TJ Bass to the Chargers in the seventh round.
For Brugler’s full mock, click here.
The NFL Draft starts next Thursday, April 27th, with the first round. The second and third rounds are Friday April 28th and rounds four through seven are Saturday, April 29th.