The Oregon Ducks' recruiting history doesn't include many tales of 5-star quarterbacks or top 10 classes. No, the Ducks have always been a program forced to find those under-the-radar players who end up making a lot of elite programs look stupid for not giving them an offer.
Some of that has changed since the year 2000 and the Ducks are now consistently in the hunt for many of the nation's top prospects. But whether it's location, tradition or simply not being in the SEC Oregon still has to fight hard when going up against the likes of USC, Texas or Ohio State. Heck, half of Alabama's class from this past season alone might made the Ducks' list.
When you see "best recruits ever," a few guys probably jump out right away, and you're likely to see them on this list as well. Many of those guys have played within the last decade, which, not surprisingly, coincides with Oregon's rise as a program.
But the list also contains a few surprises, from guys you haven't heard of to others who, despite enormous hype in recruiting, never really made an impact.
Keep in mind that a list of Oregon's best players at each position would look a lot different; this is simply the best recruits, and how they fared with the Ducks has very little merit here.
Take a trip down memory lane and find out who made the list for Oregon's best recruit ever at each position.
All stats via sports-reference.com