Ducks were flying off the board during Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft

In back-to-back draft picks, former Ducks Khyree Jackson and Brandon Dorlus were taken of the board for the 2024 NFL Draft.
Nov 18, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive back Khyree Jackson (5) against the
Nov 18, 2023; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive back Khyree Jackson (5) against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon all-star cornerback Khyree Jackson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft. Just one pick after Jackson, the Atlanta Falcons selected his Duck teammate, defensive tackle Brandon Dorlus.

As the 108th overall pick, Jackson was the fourth Duck drafted so far.

Over the 2023 season, Jackson allowed just one (yes, 1) touchdown on his 320 coverage snaps throughout the year. Jackson will be joining the former Oregon defensive unit Troy Dye on the Vikings squad.

What Jackson may lack in size, he makes up for in confidence. As the NFL analysts said after the Ducks’ name was called, he would ask to cover Amon-Ra St. Brown on his first day.

Jackson had 34 tackles last season, alongside 7 pass deflections and a surprising 2 sacks. His most astonishing stat for the year was his 3 interceptions for Oregon.

Dorlus was the 109th overall pick of the 2024 draft and would be taking his talents east to the Atlanta Falcons.

In 2023, Dorlus had 25 total tackles, 7 pass deflections, and a career-high 5 sacks. After five seasons with the Ducks, he should make an elite defensive player in the league.

While Dorlus won’t be reunited with any former Ducks in Atlanta, he has the opportunity to beef up a defensive team that lacks depth. Despite inexperience at the professional level, he could easily earn a starting job for the Falcons in the coming season.

Over the course of the third day of the NFL Draft, the Ducks had three former players drafted in the span of just nine picks.

Earlier in the day, wide receiver Troy Franklin was drafted by the Broncos to reunite with his QB1 Bo Nix in Denver.