Six Ducks Move on Via Draft

The 2009 NFL Draft is over and six former Oregon Ducks were selected among the 256 picks.

Safety Patrick Chung was the highest rated Duck according the the draft when he was selected on the second pick of the second round by the New England Patriots. Chung was the 34th player chosen in the draft.
Chung's teammate in the Oregon secondary, corner back Jairus Byrd was the next Duck taken when Buffalo Bills made Byrd the 42nd selection.

Center Max Unger, the 49th selection won't have to travel too far as he was picked by the Seattle Seahawks.

Another Oregon lineman, tackle Fenuki Tupou, was picked in the fifth round on the 38th choice to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Some may have been surprised that hard working defensive tackle Ra'Shon Harris will join former Oregon signal call Dennis Dixon with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harris had a sensational senior season for Oregon last year on a squad that finished 10-3 for the year.

Hard working Nick Reed may have been one of the biggest steals in the draft as the Seattle Seahawks selected him in 7th round as the 38th pick. Reed most likely will play linebacker in the pros, but for anyone who has ever seen him play knows he is player that goes 100 percent on every snap whether in practice or in a game.

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