Royce Freeman touched the football a lot for Oregon last season. With Freeman now playing for the Denver Broncos, those touches in 2018 will be allocated to different Oregon players. Wide receiver Jaylon Redd figures to be one of them.
Oregon wants to use Redd in a variety of ways on offense. The 5-foot-8 receiver can be a playmaker with the ball in his hands.
Redd shined this spring for the Ducks, so much so he landed on ESPN’s top 25 breakout players from the spring session.
“Redd is only 5-foot-8, 171 pounds, but he was electrifying at times this spring. The coaches found ways to get the ball to the quick-twitch slot receiver in space, on reverses and with quick passes,” ESPN’s Edward Aschoff of Redd.
The wideout’s numbers weren’t anything noteworthy in 2017. That could change this year.
Oregon could be a sleeper team in college football. The Ducks have one of the best quarterbacks in college to go with some good firepower on offense. Defense and consistency will be crucial for Oregon.