Next up we have a player who really stood out last week against UCLA in DJ James.
The most obvious stat that jumps off the stat sheet is his two interceptions, both of which clearly help out Oregon as this game was only a three-point differential by the end. He also had eight tackles (third-most on the team Saturday besides Noah Sewell and Kayvon Thibodeaux who each had nine) and a pass deflection, clearly being an impact player in the secondary and making plays all over the field.
When your name is being thrown in with two of the if not the two best prospects on the Oregon Ducks, clearly you are doing something right.
Another player who showed up out of nowhere last week is Devon Williams, who had a very solid game against UCLA. The Ducks have needed a playmaking receiver to step up and take the call to really get open and haul in passes consistently.
If Saturday was any indication of the potential Williams has, the Ducks may have found a very good player here. He ended up with five receptions for 80 yards (average of 16 per catch) and a 32-yard reception to really move the chains for Oregon. His abilities started to draw coverage his way, too, which opened up the field for Johnny Johnson and Mycah Pittman who had 45 and 46 yards, respectively.
The ability to draw coverage off these two as well as bringing in receptions of his own is a massive benefit for the Ducks offense moving on this year.