Oregon Football: 3 reasons Ducks will make College Football Playoff in 2021

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Jan 2, 2021; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Anthony Brown (13) celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Johnny Johnson III (3) against the Iowa State Cyclones in the Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

1. This is the most talented Oregon roster in years

Looking at this roster, Oregon looks like the most talented team in the Pac-12 by a decent margin and the Ducks even have a good chunk of their top all-time recruits on the current team.

Every position is just loaded with talent. Every single one.

At quarterback, the Ducks have Anthony Brown leading the way, but behind him is the best quarterback signee in school history in Ty Thompson. Then there’s Robby Ashford and Jay Butterfield who are two former four-star recruits. Not too shabby of a quarterback room.

CJ Verdell and Travis Dye will lead the run game, but Sean Dollars, Byron Cardwell, and Seven McGee add plenty of depth. This group is going to put up some numbers.

The receiving corps might be the best in the conference with about 8-9 guys who have the potential to start. The Ducks have multiple all-conference talents at receiver and a couple of possible Freshman All-Americans. Tight end has about 3-4 capable guys as well.

The offensive line and defensive line will be solid and probably better than last year and the star in the trenches has to be Kayvon Thibodeaux who will be a Heisman candidate.

The linebacking corps and defensive backfield are led by Noah Sewell, Justin Flowe, Mase Funa, Mykael Wright, Dontae Manning, Jamal Hill, and Verone McKinley III all make up one heck of a defensive unit. The talent is just oozing out of this side of the ball.

Talent-wise, the Ducks stack up with just about anyone in the college football landscape not named Alabama and I think that’s going to help them get to the playoff.

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