It is very difficult to predict how many of the 2013 recruits will start as freshmen for the Oregon football team. That's because the Ducks were a young team absolutely loaded with talent prior to national signing day.
About the only areas of need for Oregon were at offensive line and linebacker—two areas where they helped themselves with this recruiting class. And, although head coach Mark Helfrich didn't identify kicking as an area of need in his NSD press conference, most Duck fans would put it at the top of the "need" list.
Helfrich also pointed out that Oregon does not make promises of immediate playing time during the recruiting process. But the Ducks have always been a meritocracy; practice smart, play well, fulfill your responsibilities to the team and you will have a chance to work your way into the starting lineup.
Here are some of the newbies that have a chance to do that in 2013.