De'Anthony Thomas' performance in the Oregon Ducks' opening game against Arkansas State firmly placed his name in the early Heisman Trophy conversation. Anyone who saw him Saturday night knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that his name belongs there.
Is there a better college football player in America right now? Maybe. Maybe not.
I was tempted to write an article before the season began, something along the lines of "Can DAT live up to the hype?" I'm so glad I didn't write that, because Thomas surpassed all the hype in the first five minutes of the first game.
The kid is flat-out good. But how good can he be over the course of his collegiate career?