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2019 Spring Practice Recap + Fall Preview: Wide Receiver

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What can the Ducks look forward to at receiver?

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

Depth Chart (Spring)

1. Juwan Johnson 6’4 230 Graduate Senior

2. Jaylon Redd 5’8 185 Junior

3. Johnny Johnson III 6’0 197 Junior

4. Brendan Schooler 6’2 193 Senior

5. Isaah Crocker 6’1 176 Redshirt Freshman

6. J.J. Tucker 6’1 182 Redshirt Freshman

7. Mycah Pittman 5’11 195 Freshman

8. Josh Delgado 5’11 190 Freshman

9. Bryan Addison 6’5 192 RS Freshman

10. Justin Collins 5’9 187 Junior

What happened during spring practices?

  • Graduate transfer Juwan Johnson quickly established himself as the number one target for QB Justin Herbert. He was a particular target in the red zone due to his size.
  • Jaylon Redd showed that he is the perfect slot weapon with his speed and agility.
  • JJ3 and Schooler were in the picture as usual. The younger guys must develop to knock them off their perch on the depth chart.
  • Daewood Davis moved to cornerback in order to see more playing time.
  • Addison was making substantial progress out of Coach Cristobal’s doghouse this spring before getting injured and missing the end of the spring.
  • Demetri Burch announced his intention to transfer from the program.
  • Speaking of the young guys. both Josh Delgado and Mycah Pittman made an impact during their first spring on campus. Pittman emerged as a contender to Schooler’s spot on the field with an outstanding spring.
  • Crocker and Tucker had some moments as well.

Post Spring Depth Chart

X

1. Juwan Johnson

2. JJ3

3. Schooler

4. Addison

5. Crocker

6. Lance Wilhoite (redshirt)

Z

1. Schooler

2. Delgado

3. JJ3

4. Addison

5. Tucker

6. Crocker

7. JR Waters (redshirt)

Y

1. Redd

2. Pittman

3. Delgado

4. Juwan Johnson

What could happen during fall camp and the 2019 season?

  • I expect JR Waters and Lance Wilhoite to redshirt as there are too many receivers ahead of them on the depth chart and they didn’t early enroll.
  • Pittman and Delgado will continue their ascent up the chart and garner significant snaps during the season. If I had to put money on it, expect Pittman to get the bigger numbers.
  • As evidenced in the spring, expect Juwan Johnson to get heavily targeted ala Dillon Mitchell from the previous season. He probably will get his fair share of red zone looks.
  • It will be a battle between Crocker and Tucker to see who goes where as they are both similar in stature and speed.
  • Someone has to step up and displace de facto tight end Brendan Schooler as he is a liability against faster defensive backs. Can he switch back to safety? Please?
  • JJ3 may be beyond salvageable in his development at this point and needs to be replaced.
  • Redd will cement himself in the slot as expected. I’d love for Marcus Arroyo to come up with some screens and toss sweep concepts to utilize his athleticism in space.
  • Could we see Jayvaun Wilson at receiver? He certainly has the size for it.