By 750 THE GAME STAFF
Football season is in full swing, and there are players who are proving to be NFL caliber players from the University of Oregon.
Two of those players according to ESPN’s Jordan Reid belong in the first round of the 2024 NFL draft next Spring. There is still a lot of football to be played, but the Ducks have proven to be a good team and they have some NFL caliber players.
Here are the two Oregon Ducks that Jordan Reid has in his latest 2024 NFL mock draft first round.
22. Seattle Seahawks
Brandon Dorlus, Edge, Oregon
I expect Dorlus to climb boards as we get closer to April. Every West Coast area scout I’ve talked to raves about him and the strides he’s making this season (four sacks). Dorlus is a bit of a tweener at 6-foot-3 and 290 pounds, but his combination of speed out of the starting blocks, active hands and disruption as a pass-rusher could make him a key part of Seattle’s rotation early.
32. Kansas City Chiefs
Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon
The Chiefs have poured resources into finding young pass-catchers for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, including a second-round pick in April on Rashee Rice, the most consistent of Kansas City’s receiver bunch. But the offense still lacks the explosive element that we’ve seen in past seasons. Franklin has caught a pass of 30 or more yards in six out of seven games this season. At 6-foot-3, 187 pounds, he’s a long-striding three-level threat who can race past defenders, averaging 11.8 air yards per target.
There were no Oregon State players projected in Reid’s mock first round at this moment. The mock draft didn’t even include quarterback Bo Nix is thought of as a potential first round pick as well.
Check out Jordan Reid’s entire 2024 NFL mock draft here