IZR Debate: Is DAT a DB?
With the injuries starting to pile up, depth is a huge concern for the Ducks as they finish out the season. One of the units that is particularly strung out is the defensive secondary. On the other side of the ball, Oregon has a bit of surplus at wide receiver, and it just so happens that one of them, De’Anthony Thomas, has the potential to be an unbelievable defensive back.
Defensive coordinator Nick Allioti said he’d take De’Anthony Thomas as a cornerback, “in a heartbeat.”
With De’Anthony’s role now reduced to a glorified decoy on offense, doesn’t it make sense to plug in elite talent where its needed?
What would you do? Keep DAT on offense exclusively, or bring him over to the other side of the ball to increase depth in the defensive backfield?