Oregon's No. 21-ranked 2014 recruiting class is rife with talent. In the coming weeks when 2014 practices open, the Ducks' new additions dive in with an opportunity to make a meaningful first impression.
From former head coach Chip Kelly to successor Mark Helfrich, premier freshmen have made immediate impacts at Oregon in recent years. Some of the cream of this year's recruiting crop will do so once more in 2014.
But even for those freshmen who won't crack the rotation in the coming season, this first season of practices will set the foundation for the Ducks' future.