Today we're taking a look at the sleepers on the Oregon Ducks; guys who have the talent to play big roles in the upcoming season but have been otherwise left out of preseason lists and hype machines.
I'm specifically looking at the players who have put in their time and now enter the 2013 season ready to put it all together. They may not necessarily be starters, but having solid depth is a major key to any championship run.
For the purposes of staying true to the definition of "sleeper," I won't include the incoming freshmen, as we've pretty much combed through the list on multiple occasions and looked for guys who will contribute right away.
You may have forgotten about some of these guys, and with the spotlight constantly being placed on guys like De'Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, who could blame you?
But when the 2013 season concludes, you'll know every one of these names quite well.
Here are the five sleepers on the Oregon Ducks who will surprise in 2013.