Where Oregon Ducks Project In Early 2025 NFL Mock Draft

750 The Game Staff

After Oregon placed 8 players in the 2024 NFL Draft, a new program record, it is time to cast an eye toward the top of next year’s class and see which current Ducks will be on the radar of NFL teams.

Dane Brugler annually produces the most exhaustive publication on every draftable prospect ahead of each NFL Draft, a hefty labor of love dubbed ‘The Beast’, from The Athletic. We’ll see how many Ducks and Beavers will make Brugler’s Beast next spring, but for now, fans must settle for the senior NFL writer’s early mock draft of the first round next year.

Unlike this spring, there in all likelihood will not be an Oregon Duck and an Oregon State Beaver taken in the first round in 2025, the way Bo Nix went to Denver at No. 12 and Taliese Fuaga to New Orleans at No. 14. But Brugler did cite one Ducks trench player as a potential first-round riser next year in offensive tackle Josh Conerly, Jr.

Conerly is entering his junior season with the Ducks after starting 14 games at left tackle as a sophomore and seeing game action in every contest as a freshman in 2022. In 2023, Conerly led the team in snaps played with 903. Brugler sees Conerly as a prospect who built positive momentum for himself down the stretch of last season.

The top-ranked offensive line recruit out of high school in the 2022 class, Conerly went through growing pains as a sophomore, but he played really well over the second half of the season and is trending toward the first round.

Brugler mocked Conerly to go No. 31 overall, to the San Francisco 49ers (keeping the same first-round order as 2024 for the sake of argument).

The Oregon Ducks are on a five-year streak of placing at least one prospect in the first round of the NFL Draft. In 2020, Justin Herbert went No. 6 overall to the LA Chargers. In 2021, Penei Sewell went No. 7 overall to the Detroit Lions. In 2022, it was Kayvon Thibodeaux going No. 5 overall to the New York Giants. In 2023, defensive back Christian Gonzalez was the No. 15 overall selection of the New England Patriots. And this year, Bo Nix got the call to Denver as the sixth quarterback taken in the first round at No. 17 overall.

For Brugler’s full first-round mock for 2025 on The Athletic, click here.