A terrific leaper with great timing and desire for the ball. Very tough in traffic, uses his body well and positions himself strong for the football (a forward/power forward in basketball; has a tenacious rebounder's mentality with the ball in the air. Good discipline in route running, cuts sharp, tough to cover. Timed in the 40 at 4.5 but he's "football fast." Gets open. Gets to the football. Excellent open-field runner with a long stride and good moves in traffic.
• Dale has another piece on backup QB Bryan Bennett who has had some vital experience.
Bennett has good tools, and he could be a great starting quarterback one day. Trouble is, football is a collision sport, and someday could be as soon as the third play of the LSU game.
Ideally, Bryan will get a chunk of snaps in the Southwest Missouri game and in game three versus Nevada. The Ducks will likely have another three or four opportunities during the year when they're comfortably ahead and Bennett can take the reins. He'll continue his apprenticeship. He'll develop his gifts, and develop timing with Oregon's promising young receivers.