Justin Herbert Reportedly Expected to Return to Oregon for Senior Season

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistOctober 21, 2018

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a pass during warm ups before an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
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Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert reportedly isn't letting his stock as the potential No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft stand in the way of his college career.

Per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, Herbert is "far more likely" to return to school for his senior season in 2019 than declare for the draft.

La Canfora noted scouts from NFL teams "would be very surprised" if Herbert left Oregon, and top agencies who would be in line to represent a prime draft talent like the Ducks star are "becoming pessimistic" he will add his name to the draft. 

One reason Herbert doesn't seem eager to leave school is his brother, Patrick Herbert, is a tight end who committed to Oregon in May and will be a freshman next year. 

B/R's Matt Miller has Herbert as his top-ranked quarterback and No. 7 overall prospect in the 2019 NFL draft class. 

One talent evaluator told Miller that Herbert is a bigger version of Marcus Mariota, with similar physical traits and potential as Andrew Luck and Carson Wentz.

Herbert has thrown for 1,883 yards and 18 touchdowns to help Oregon get off to a 5-2 start in 2018. 

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