2. Devon Williams stands out as WR1
There’s going to be plenty of debate about who will be QB1 when the season starts and early favorites might be Johnny Johnson or Mycah Pittman, but my choice has to be Devon Williams.
The former USC receiver decided to transfer in-conference after the 2019 season and Oregon welcomed him with open arms. In his first season with the Ducks, he led the team in receiving with 15 catches for 286 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged just over 19 yards per reception and looked like a serious deep threat. He became one of the favorite targets of Anthony Brown and Tyler Shough.
For some reason, he’s not even projected to start for the Ducks in 2021. He is coming off a career year in which he paced all Oregon receivers, but he’s still not getting the respect he deserves.
In the annual spring game, he’s going to stand out as the star receiver and he’ll look like that WR1 that Oregon is searching for. Pittman will also have a big game, but Williams is going to look like the next go-to receiver for the Ducks, finishing the day with over 100 receiving yards, leading all targets.
And he won’t just put up numbers, but he’s going to make a couple of highlight catches that would have wowed the crowd if there was one.