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With the oldest starter in the defensive backfield being only a junior, the Ducks won't be making too many changes to their pass defenders.
The biggest, and I believe, most exciting changes will come in the backup roles for the safety and cornerback positions.
Redshirt freshmen Eric and Stephen Amoako from Arlington, Texas, will be able to come in and show Oregon fans what Texas defense is all about. Eric supposedly plays safety while his twin plays cornerback. Watch out for these two next year.
Also, 2012 4-star safety recruit Reggie Daniels will be battling for playing time. He is a lengthy athlete that covers well in the open field and loves to lay a big hit. Daniels was recruited by schools such as Arkansas, Notre Dame and Nebraska.
Oregon returns three safeties next season: Brian Jackson, Avery Patterson and Erick Dargan, all of whom have garnered much needed experience.
On the corners, athletes Terrance Mitchell and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu have solidified their spots, but it is unsure who will back them up.
Troy hill is one of the most likely candidates with all of his experience, but youngsters like Stephen Amoako or Tyree Robinson could end up beating him out for the backup role.
Here's a look:
Cornerback: Terrance Mitchell—Stephen Amoako
Strong Safety (Rover): Brian Jackson—Erick Dargan—Tyree Robinson
Free Safety: Avery Patterson—Eric Amoako—Reggie Daniels
Cornerback: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu—Troy Hill—Dior Mathis