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2019 Oregon Ducks Spring Preview: Tight Ends

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NCAA Football: San Jose State at Oregon Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

The Ducks will begin spring practice this weekend with the Spring Game coming on April 20th. How will the Ducks shake out on the depth chart during spring camp? Will there be any impact freshmen looking to take jobs from the upperclassmen? Today, we take a look at the tight end group.

2018 Depth Chart

1. Jacob Breeland 6’5 248 Junior

2. Kano Dillon 6’5 265 Senior

3. Ryan Bay 6’3 240 Junior

4. Cam McCormick 6’5 253 Sophomore

5. Hunter Kampmoyer 6’4 262 Sophomore

6. Spencer Webb 6’6 234 Freshman

7. Matt Mariota 6’2 206 Junior

What happened during the season?

  • Jacob Breeland ended up being the third leading receiver on the team with just 24 receptions for 377 yards and two touchdowns. Justin Herbert was that locked onto the now departed Dillon Mitchell that Breeland saw nary of a consistent target share.
  • Kano Dillon did just enough over his short Ducks career and his previous stop at USF to merit a highly coveted invite to the East-West Shrine Game. He posted eight receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns in nine games.
  • Ryan Bay was primarily used as a blocker and thus recorded nine receptions for 74 yards. He did play all 13 games though.
  • Cam McCormick was slated to have an impact in 2018 but unfortunately got injured in the first game against Bowling Green and was out for the remainder of the season.
  • Defensive line convert and aptly named Bond villain Hunter Kampmoyer played in all 13 games as well, he logged a single reception for four yards.
  • The brother of the greatest Ducks QB in program history did not see the field.

2019 Depth Chart (Pre-Spring)

1. Jacob Breeland Senior

2. Cam McCormick Junior

3. Ryan Bay Senior

4. Spencer Webb (redshirt freshman)

5. Hunter Kampmoyer Junior

6. Matt Mariota Senior

What happened during the offseason and what can we expect?

  • As previously mentioned, Mr. Dillon graduated and hopefully went onto a fruitful NFL career.
  • Other than that, the entirety of the depth chart at tight end returns for another go of things.
  • I fully expect Marcus Arroyo to deploy multiple tight end sets and he’ll be tinkering with that concept during the spring and summer.
  • Spencer Webb redshirted during the 2018 season and will look to claim some reps.
  • Hunter Kampmoyer will hold things down at his spot in the chart I suspect while Matt Mariota will do the same at the back end.
  • McCormick is reportedly a full go for the spring so he will continue his challenge for TE1 honors against the senior Breeland.
  • Patrick Herbert, a four star recruit and the brother of the starting QB Justin signed but he was not an early enrollee.

Post Spring Depth Chart

1. McCormick

2. Breeland

3. Bay

4. Webb

5. Kampmoyer

6. Herbert (redshirt after some playing time)

7. Mariota