The injury Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison sustained last week could hold the talented junior out of action for the duration of the 2014 season.
With the Ducks already losing Josh Huff and De'Anthony Thomas from the 2013 lineup, the Oregon offense must address some uncertainty—primarily, who will contribute the game-changing plays and serve as the foundation of the teams' passing attack?
Oregon features a number of proven ball-carriers in running backs Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner, and quarterback Marcus Mariota. Ballyhooed recruit Royce Freeman adds further intrigue to the Ducks' ground game. All that talent in the backfield and the question marks in the receiving corps might have some thinking wishbone offense, as 247Sports.com's Matt Prehm tweeted.
But don't expect to see the Ducks take the air out of the ball just yet. Though Oregon's roster is light on players with gaudy statistics in seasons past, the Ducks certainly are not lacking for talent.
Any number of candidates could emerge as the standouts of Oregon's aerial assault in 2014. For the Ducks to truly thrive in that facet, there are five names to follow.