NFL draft expert Matt Miller said that Caleb Williams would be “fun to see” with Oregon football next season even with Bo Nix transferring in.
Big news broke on Monday afternoon as Oklahoma’s Caleb Williams announced he’d be entering the transfer portal with a return to the Sooners “definitely” still on the table.
If the name sounds familiar for Oregon football fans, that’s because it should be. He just put up 242 passing yards and three touchdowns along with 34 rushing yards in an Alamo Bowl win over the Ducks. Oh, and he’s one of the nation’s most explosive players and will absolutely be a Heisman contender to start the 2022 season.
But that won’t be in Norman — or at least it doesn’t seem that way.
One NFL draft expert would like to see Oregon involved here because he thinks that the scheme would be a good fit for Williams under Dan Lanning.
While Matt Miller is just giving his opinion and the fact that Bo Nix just transferred in just a couple of weeks ago makes this unlikely, he did state that the Auburn transfer won’t scare anyone away.
Miller is a really knowledgeable guy and it would be great to see a competition between Williams, Nix, and Ty Thompson this offseason, but there absolutely would be no chance the Ducks would be able to keep all three.
If Oregon were to land Williams, there’s a good chance the Ducks could lose both Thompson and Nix and that might be a trade-off that fans would take — although the Thompson hype is real.
Who wouldn’t want a top Heisman contender who had 1,912 yards and 21 touchdowns with just four picks, a 65 percent completion rate, 442 rushing yards, and six rushing scores as a freshman?