Wide Receiver will be an area the Ducks have a large need looking forward to the next season and they have their eyes set on a slot man out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Christian Kirk comes in at 5'11" 197 lbs and has good speed clocking his 40 yard dash at 4.49. Kirk rates out as a high 4* recruit, the best player in the state of Arizona and could go a long way in continuing the early momentum Oregon has in their recruiting cycle.
Kirk holds an impressive offer sheet, receiving interest from Auburn, Alabama, Ohio State and Texas A&M in addition to the offer he has received from the Ducks.
Playing a variety of positions, Christian Kirk is one of Oregon's targets out of Arizona. Kirk plays safety, running back but he causes the most havoc out of the slot position. Oregon's philosophy of having weapons all over the field should interest Kirk.
He shows ability to take a hand off out of the back field or while in motion, similarly to how Chip Kelly used Josh Huff in his first couple seasons for the Ducks. Benefiting from a good scheme offensively, Kirk gets to the edges easily and accelerates toward the end zone. He's the type of player who; once he gets even with a defender, you can play the fight song.
Kirk really excels in the open field, he has great straight-line speed and finds a way to get open, making defenses pay as he breaks free and gets up field easily. Kirk has good footwork and finds a way to get by defenders in the open field. Defenders appear to be worried about his speed which allows him to be shifty and get by the second level.
What could work against Kirk at the next level is he appears to give a lot of ground to find a hole in the defense. While he has exceptional speed, he has both the blessing and curse of being one of the faster players on the field. Relying on being faster than everyone on the field could come back to bite him when he's playing at a higher level and most defenders run 4.4 40s.