After last Saturday’s Spring Game, sophomore wide receiver Bralon Addison has the nation excited for what the upcoming season holds.
Addison, who stands at 5-feet 10-inches and weighs 190 pounds, is a typical Oregon wide receiver that has the hands and speed to be successful in their system.
Last season, Addison played in a minimal role while racking up 243 yards on 22 receptions with three touchdowns. Although he didn’t get much playing time, he still had everyone excited about what his possibilities could be for years to come.
The Oregon Ducks recruited Addison (a 2012 Army All-American Game participant) out of Missouri City, Texas as a quarterback. Addison had quite an illustrious career in Texas, compiling 3,016 passing yards with 50 touchdowns and 2,693 rushing yards with 35 touchdowns in two years as a starting quarterback.
It was obvious that Addison had the athleticism to do great things at Oregon, but no one thought that he would come in and make such an immediate impact—especially as a wide receiver.
I predict that Addison will be the second wide receiver – behind senior Josh Huff – and one of Marcus Mariota’s favorite targets this season.
It is possible to see Addison being the leading receiver on the Ducks, as I predict he racks up close to 1,000 yards receiving and at least five touchdowns.
Now you are probably asking: how can Addison have such a leap from his freshman year to sophomore year?
Saturday’s scrimmage is a good indication for what he can become. He caught eight passes for a team best 136 yards and one touchdown against a defense that practices against him everyday. Imagine what he can do to teams that only get to see him on Saturdays.
Come this fall, Addison will torment opposing defenses en route to become one of the most exciting players in the entire nation.