There is no further news stating Addison's torn ACL was season ending related. But the possibility will always be broughten up. If Addison can no longer heal to his natural state by September, here are some options and answers that can help the loss of the star receiver.
The good news is that Mariota will be back for his Junior season. Another year watching him orchestrate the offense to it's highest capability. Mariota like we saw in last season's Alamo Bowl. Was able to takeover games with his legs alone. Carrying Oregon to a blowout win.
Also in the backfield will be 2 returning running backs who both stepped up big last season. And are looking for more production. Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner most likely will have to put the wounded offense on their shoulders. Freshman backs Tony James and powerful Royce Freeman also are capable of helping out the unexpected cause.
Not saying Oregon will rely heavily on their explosive ground attack all season. But it is definitely their most potent weapon to turn to. Now for the receiving core. Coming into the season already, Oregon received a major shot to the arm with the losses of game changer De'Anthony Thomas and the all-around dependable Josh Huff, who led the team last season in receptions and receiving yards by a wide margin.
Bralon Addison, oddly enough was Oregon's 2nd best receiver and yards gained. The two impact receivers Oregon will now have to turn to will be Keanon Lowe and B.J. Kelley. Lowe is the best replacement for Addison. Red shirt Senior who has seen the peaks of Addison's career. Can now step up for him in a major role. Something we cannot forget by no means at all are the coveted crop of freshman waiting to get utilized this upcoming season. Jalen Brown, Charles Nelson, and Justin Hollins have the skills necessary to come up big for Oregon. Heck Addison in 2012 season as a freshman stepped up and became Mariota's favorite targets all season.
Sophomore Tight End Jimmy Mundt and Freshman Henry Mondeaux will both be looking to help the offense mesh throughout the season. It is still early, Spring Game is just 3 weeks away. The timetable for Addison is uncertain. But there is always room for development amongst the roster. Who knows Jonathan Lloyd can take his basketball skills over to the gridiron? You never now.
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