The Bleacher Report provided their 7 Reasons the Oregon Ducks will beat the LSU Tigers next month in Texas. Besides speed, LSU’s new offense, and Oregon’s experienced team of players, the one reason that stood out for me was Oregon’s new recruits. Ranked No. 9., it will be fun to watch the freshman players kick some Tiger butt. Here’s what Bleacher Report had to say:
Oregon’s freshman class this year is arguably the most talented group to step foot on campus. The recruiting class was ranked ninth best in the country by Rivals and is loaded from top to bottom.
What stands out most in the 2011 class is their speed. Devon Blackmon, De’Anthony Thomas, Tacoi Sumler and Rahsaan Vaughn have all clocked 40-yard dash times of 4.4 seconds or faster and should each push for playing time this fall.
One player who should make an immediate impact is Colt Lyerla who expects to be utilized in multiple roles on offense because of his combination of size and speed.
In addition to these speedsters, the Ducks scored many players who will fill positions of need down the road. Thanks to Chip Kelly, Oregon has reached the point where they no longer rebuild—they reload.
To check out the other reasons, read the rest of the article.