2018 Oregon Football: No Real Offensive Surprises In Week One Depth Chart

Oregon Football opens Fall Camp at the Hatfield Dowlin Complex.Justin Phillips/KPNW Sports
Oregon Football opens Fall Camp at the Hatfield Dowlin Complex.Justin Phillips/KPNW Sports /

Oregon Football opens the regular season on Saturday and Head Coach Mario Cristobal has released the first Depth Chart of the year.

Cristobal will refer to it more as an Organizational Chart. The first Starter that will surprise no one is at Starting Quarterback. Last season, Justin Herbert led the Oregon Ducks to a 6-1 record to open the season before an injury derailed the season, which ended in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Entering his Junior Season, Herbert is back stronger and also has NFL Scouts salivating over his talent and potential at the next level. Expect plenty of NFL Draft buzz all season for Herbert, especially if the team is winning.

At Running Back, Royce Freeman was a staple over the last four seasons, leaving Oregon as the teams All-Time Leading Rusher. He gives way to Tony Brooks-James who enters the year stronger and ready to compete. Behind him is a new Running Backs coach in Jim Mastro who lists Brooks-James as the Starter, but the team will have a Running Back by Committee behind him. The Depth Chart lists ‘Situational’, but expect Taj Griffin, Travis Dye, Darrian Felix and Darrian Felix among several capable players who will see the field.

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The Oregon Offensive Line brings experience with Jake Hanson, Shane Lemieux, and Calvin Throckmorton. Dallas Warmack brings experience to the line and will also see his first start in an Oregon Uniform.

The Oregon Ducks Wide Receiver corps is deep and led by Brendan Schooler, Dillon Mitchell, and Johnny Johnson III. Expect Jaylon Redd to also see the field. Brooks-James, Redd, and Mitchell are also listed as Return men this season.

Oregon spent Fall Camp working on everything from the fundamentals to working on cutting down penalties in 2018. The team will be in display against Bowling Green.

Autzen Zoo will have Live Coverage starting at 4 pm Pacific Time. The Ducks host the Eagles on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 5 pm Pacific Time. (Pac-12 Network)