If there’s one position group I’d like to see Oregon add to this summer in the transfer portal, it would have to be the defensive line.
Kayvon Thibodeaux is the best defensive lineman in college football but he needs some help behind him. He has Bradyn Swinson and Jake Shipley, but Baylor transfer James Sylvester could immediately jump into that two-deep because of his length. He self-reported a 7-foot wingspan in high school, according to 247Sports, which would be a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks.
Oregon would probably be better off targeting a defensive tackle like Washington State transfer Lamonte McDougle, but Sylvester has the better long-term potential.
Plus, when Thibodeaux does leave after this season, the former four-star Baylor end could slide right into that starting role in 2022.
The Newton, Texas, native was the No. 312 overall recruit and 16th-best weak-side defensive end in the 2020 class, according to the composite, and he held an offer from Oregon.