In recent years we've seen De'Anthony Thomas, Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner, Bralon Addison and many other players contribute as freshmen.
That trend may have a difficult time moving forward with the depth the Ducks have built, but guys can still make a difference in fall camp, which could lead to playing time when the games begin.
Some names on this list will be obvious. You probably have a pretty good idea of a couple of players who are all but guaranteed to not only make an impact on the practice field but on the Autzen turf on August 31 as well.
But there's almost always a few names that seem to pop up out of nowhere. So which freshman will make the biggest impact in fall camp?
Here are the top five players who will make a difference right away.