Spring ball has come and passed and that means we can finally dissect the roster, especially after what was one of the more exciting Oregon football spring games in recent memory.
Robby Ashford’s diving, game-winning two-point conversion would have had thousands on their feet if fans were allowed in, but we all had to settle for watching it on TV. Still, if you were excited about what you saw from this Oregon football team, you may not have a pulse.
There were some flashes on the defensive side of the ball from Kayvon Thibodeaux, Justin Flowe, and Dontae Manning but the offense was fantastic.
More specifically: the receivers were fantastic.
The receivers had a huge spring game and this may just be the start of their rise on a national level but the country should be taking notice because, well, Oregon may have the most loaded corps in college football.
Recapping Oregon football receivers’ spring game
All eyes were on the quarterbacks on Saturday afternoon and Anthony Brown, Jay Butterfield, Robby Ashford, and Ty Thompson didn’t disappoint.
Brown completed 20-of-29 passes for over 200 yards, Butterfield had 118 yards and a touchdown, Ashford had 123 yards, a touchdown, and a game-winning two-point conversion, and Thompson was just getting adjusted but completed 5-of-9 passes.
The receivers stole the show, though.
The young guys came in and immediately starred as Dont’e Thornton and Troy Franklin immediately looked like WR1 candidates. Thornton had three catches for 89 yards and a touchdown and Franklin had four receptions for 93 yards. Not too shabby for a couple of freshmen who have only been on campus for a few months.
Adding to the overall depth of the receiving corps, Kris Hutson had three catches for 49 yards, Isaah Crocker looked like the hype was real, and even though Mycah Pittman struggled a bit, he’s going to be really good next season. Add in Devon Williams, Josh Delgado, and Johnny Johnson and you have arguably the most loaded receiving corps in the nation.
Whoever starts at quarterback is going to have an embarrassment of riches at receiver and also tight end. Heck, Terrance Ferguson caught four passes for 60 yards in his first spring game at tight end and Moliki Matavao had a 15-yard reception.
Everyone talks about Alabama, Ohio State, LSU, or Clemson receivers, but it’s time we start hyping up Oregon’s because the Ducks may have the most loaded corps in the country.