|De'Anthony Thomas scored 18 touchdowns on just 140 touches. (U.S. Presswire)|
Thomas is lightning in a bottle, the type of player who can break a play at any time. As an all-purpose guy, he won't necessarily be required by voters to put up eye-popping numbers from scrimmage.
Instead, they will keep an eye out for him on the highlight reels. A punt return here, a kick return there and he could be at the forefront of the Heisman race. He had 2,235 total yards and scored 18 touchdowns on just 140 touches as a true freshman, so he's got the numbers, too.
His coming-out game in the Rose Bowl win against Wisconsin undoubtedly left an impression. The Oregon offensive scheme will give him plenty of opportunities to roam and 'The Black Mamba' should be cranking out the highlights all season long. Games against USC and Stanford give him a chance to grab the attention of voters.
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