The biggest knock on Oregon during the most successful period of their programs history has been the inability to defeat physical teams from the east. LSU, Auburn, and Ohio State have beaten them in recent years by over powering them on the line of scrimmage. Enter Wisconsin. The Badgers are the definition of a smash mouth team that likes to run  between the tackles behind running back Montee Ball and throw play action to talented receivers like Nick Toon. And when the play breaks down Russell Wilson is capable of salvaging something more times than not. Oregon will need a big game out of running back LaMichael James offensively and will need its talented and deep front seven to hold up to the power game of Wisconsin. There could be as many as 7 players taken in the first 3 rounds from these two teams.

Oregon

Rnd Name Pos # Yr Comments
3rdCarson YorkG774JrTerrific guard prospect that stands out in pass protection playing with good fundamentals. Also shows skill as a zone blocker.
3rdLaMichael JamesRB214JrQuick, elusive ball carrier that creates yardage and makes defenders miss all over the field. Shows the ability to be an effective receiver out of the backfield and down the field. Not an every down back and must improve his ball security.
3rdJosh KadduOLB564SrHard-working yet undersized linebacker that lacks true pursuit skills.
5thDion JordanDE964Jr
5thJohn BoyettS204Jr
6thCliff HarrisCB133JrOpportunistic cornerback that consistently makes plays on the ball. Quickly locates the pass in the air and has a nice move to the throw. Lacks underlying fundamentals and speed may be a question.
6-7Eddie PleasantS115SrSolid zone safety that does an adequate job stopping the run or covering the pass.
FATerrell TurnerDE455SrFluid college defensive end with good movement skills. Will get consideration at outside linebacker in a 34 alignment.
FAMark AsperT794SrLarge, right tackle prospect that lacks agility and is only effective in a very small area.
FAJohn BoyettS214JrAggressive safety that sells out to make plays. Fast up the field and attacks ball handlers. Marginal cover skills.
FALavasier TuineiWR804SrKing sized target that goes over the middle of the field for the tough reception. Overall game lacks quickness and he does not possess naturally soft hands.
FADavid PaulsonTE425SrTough tight end that gives a lot of effort yet possesses marginal athleticism and upside.

Wisconsin

Rnd Name Pos # Yr Comments
1-2Peter KonzC664JrDeveloping center with a nice upside. Possesses good size, effective in motion and strong at the point of attack.
2ndMontee BallRB283Jr
2-3Nick ToonWR15SrLike his former All-Pro dad, a reliable pass catcher that runs good routes, consistently gets separation and makes the catch with his hands. Always comes away with the difficult grab. One speed receiver and lacks a second gear.
3-4Antonio FenelusCB264Sr
4-5Russell WilsonQB165SrAthletic passer that also has a future in professional baseball. Athletic, easily gets outside the pocket or picks up yardage with his legs. Effortlessly gets the ball downfield. Makes good choices under the rush but must improve his overall game. Transferred from North Carolina State and will play at Wisconsin this season.
4-5Louis NzegwuDE935SrUndersized get active college defensive end that is occasionally stood up over tackle. Plays with good mechanics and works hard.
5thKevin ZeitlerG704SrStrong, powerful small area blocker that does a terrific job controlling opponents and opening up the running lanes. Ineffective in motion.
FAMike TaylorOLB534JrActive linebacker that goes hard sideline to sideline but is limited by lack of size.
FAJake ByrneTE824SrOne dimensional blocking tight end that stands out in that dimension. Bends his knees, strong at the point and easily controls defenders once engaged in a block.
FABrady EwingFB344Sr
FADavid GilbertDE113JrAthletic lineman that flashes skill yet must put together a complete game.
FADavid OglsbyT675SrBig, wide bodied blocker that has shown skill in the past. Struggled with injury as a junior and really does not show a killer mentality on the field.
FAAaron HenryS75SrTough, run defending safety best playing downhill.
FAPatrick ButrymDT955Sr
FADevin SmithCB104SrSolid college corner that shows skill in both man and zone coverage.