1. Canton Kaumatule (Five-star prospect according to ESPN.com)
Here’s a fun fact: DE Kaumatule went to the same high school as Defensive Lineman Deforest Buckner. Plus, Buckner was the key figure who convinced the five-star standout to spend his collegiate football years at Oregon. This 6-foot-6, 280-pound behemoth has recorded a total of 25 tackles, 18 of which were done by him alone. Kaumatule presents a serious threat to any team as he has the remarkable ability to rush up the gap and force the QB to hurry and make an ill-advised pass. It’s going to be exciting to see the impact Kaumatule will bring to the Ducks on the defensive side of the field since Oregon has lost many defensive veterans to the NFL draft.
■ Former Ducks playing in the Super Bowl today talked with Mike Ostrom about their playing days with Oregon.