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Oregon Football

Spring Practice Recap: 3.5

March 5, 2020

Today marked the official start of Oregon spring football practice. While it was great to be out there, there wasn’t a lot to be taken away from the start of camp.

However, there were some changes to the roster, as well as a few things that stood out to me in the 20 or so minutes I was at practice.

First off, George Moore is applying for a sixth year of eligibility. Moore practiced with the team, and I’m not sure when Oregon will find out about his eligibility for 2020.

If he is granted a sixth year, it would be a huge boost to an offensive line group that graduated five will have four new starters.

Jonah Tauanu’u has lost 30 pounds. The lineman is officially listed at 305 pounds.

TE Spencer Webb has added 6 pounds and is up to 251.

D.J. Johnson is now officially listed at tight end and has dropped 14 pounds. The Miami transfer is listed at 258 officially.

Sean Dollars  is now listed at 190 pounds, down 14. Travis Dye added 8 pounds and is now listed at 200.

Noah Sewell looked limited as he was battling a foot injury. Sewell is down to 260 pounds; he was listed at 273 at a January ll-American game.

Andrew Faoliu has switched to outside linebacker. Daewood Davis is back with the wide receivers unit.

Jayvaun Wilson is still listed at running back, even though there were reports he would be moving to linebacker.

The first-team offensive line was Penei Sewell, Sam Poutasi, Alex Forsyth, Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu and Steven Jones.

Ryan Walk was not present as he has been battling illness. There were reports he would be competing for the starting center spot, and his return will be something to monitor.

First-team receivers were Devon Williams, Johnny Johnson III, Jaylon Redd and Bryan Addison. Travis Dye was getting first-team carries, and Tyler Shough was the lead quarterback.

Jay Butterfield was fourth for the quarterbacks behind holdovers Cale Milen and Bradley Yaffe.

Speaking of Butterfield, he looked great out there. He’s super tall and lengthy, and has a really nice looking motion.

Not all of his passes were perfect, but you can tell he has a lot of natural arm strength by the way the ball gets to the receiver. He wasn’t trying to throw a laser every time, yet the ball gets to the receivers quickly.

Another thing I noticed was Thomas Graham Jr. working at the nickel position and Mykael Wright working as the No. 2 cornerback alongside Deommodore Lenoir. This could be noteworthy -- or it could just reflect the fluidity on the first day of spring ball.


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