The crown jewel of this year's NFL Draft, at least for Chip Kelly if you're running in certain circles, is Oregon's Marcus Mariota.

The prized draftee is expected to go early, and some have been speculating for months that Chip Kelly will maneuver the Eagles into a position where they'll land Chip's guy.

Much has been said about the chances the Eagles have to draft Mariota. Unfortunately, little has been said by Chip himself and even less has been said by the Ducks' signal caller. Until this morning.

Marcus Mariota joined the Herd with Colin Cowherd on 97.3 ESPN this morning. Here's what he had to say: