Which Oregon football positions will be battles between the Ducks this fall?

Every college football player in the country works to be the go-to guy for their position. At Oregon, doing so is even more difficult as the roster is exploding with talent at every turn.
Oregon wide receiver Tez Johnson makes a catch during spring camp for the Ducks.
Oregon wide receiver Tez Johnson makes a catch during spring camp for the Ducks. / Ben Lonergan/The Register-Guard / USA

Dan Lanning has shaped the Ducks into one of the most powerful teams in the country as Oregon prepares for the 2024 season and its entrance into the Big Ten.

However, with great power comes great responsibility.

As fall rapidly approaches, Lanning will have to comb through his talented roster with a fine-toothed comb to ensure that the absolute best players are in place at each position.

With so much talent in every corner, some of those positions will be battles until the day the Ducks take the field, and even after that point.

Wide receiver

Wow, the Ducks are going to be good through the air. Not only does Oregon have one of the (projected) top quarterbacks in Dillon Gabriel, but the team also has one of the most elite receiving corps in the nation.

In January, Lanning locked down a commitment from former Texas A&M wideout Evan Stewart who adds even more experience and talent to the Ducks' roster.

Stewart joins returning receivers Tez Johnson, Traeshon Holden, and Gary Bryant Jr.

Oregon is filled to the gills with incredible athletes at the wideout position and no matter who takes the field as the starting receivers in the fall, the Ducks will be in good hands.

Defensive back

Similar to the wide receiver position, Lanning was on the hunt for talenteed players at the defensive back from the transfer portal.

In one of the biggest recruiting moves this spring, former Washington Huskies cornerback Jabbar Muhammad committed to Lanning and the Ducks. Kam Alexander, a transfer from UTSA, also committed to the Ducks from the portal.

Lanning has additional talented defensive backs returning to the roster in Jahlil Florence, Dontae Manning, and more.

In another huge move, Lanning recruited former Alabama commit and safety Peyton Woodyard to join the Ducks this fall. He will be joining fellow transfer Kobe Savage from Kansas State and Oregon returnee Tysheem Johnson in the safety room.

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