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?

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Josh Schlichter

Josh Schlichter

Josh is a College Football enthusiast from sunny Southern California. He has written for several self-operated prep sports blogs, as well as multiple SB Nation sites. In High School, Josh played football for four years, and helped create and operate the team's no-huddle system. Most of Josh's football knowledge branches from watching College Football his entire life, and is backed up by his first hand experience in both option and spread offenses. Above all, though, he is a proud student at the University of Oregon. @joshschlichter