Monday, October 14, 2013

October 14, 2013
Brown chose Oregon over some pretty good schools. I talked in a Recruiting impact article about just where this leaves Oregon in wide receiver recruiting this year; the reality is that the Ducks probably are not going after many more receivers. After signing Devon Allen and Darren Carrington last year to go along with now redshirt freshman Chance Allen and sophomores Bralon Addison, B.J. Kelley and Dwayne Stanford, the Ducks look to be deep and talented at the position.

There will be no Rick Neuheisel problems with Helfrich; he knows how to build a team.

Where does Brown fit? He has exceptional hands and has good height at 6-2. He shows good vision on the field and makes yards after contact frequently. He needs to add some bulk to his frame. At 183 pounds, he does not have the elite speed to survive at his weight.

Some think he may see the field as a true freshman, but with the talent ahead of him, that is a long shot barring injury.

That's not a knock on the players as he is one of the best receivers in the nation for a reason. What the Ducks do get is a player who is extremely intelligent with great skill as a receiver.

Many teams who spread the ball around need those players that can catch the tough ball over the middle of the field and on short slants up the seams. They also need wide outs that can block. With some weight on his frame, Brown will be an ideal receiver for the Ducks.


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