Movers and Shakers: Offense

A handful of players, including several freshmen, have stepped up during fall ball. BeaverFootball.com takes a look at who has had the best fall camp so far on the offensive side of the ball.

#2 Sammie Stroughter (5-10, 177, FR) – Impressive from the get-go showing a good work ethic, excellent footwork and steady hands…Stroughter could become one of Derek Anderson’s favorite targets during the season.

#16 Marcel Love (6-1, 181, JR) – Came to camp with the expectation he would contribute immediately…did not disappoint, running tight patterns and picking up the routes swiftly…solid hands and most likely played himself into a starting spot.

#62 Jeremy Perry (6-2, 296, FR) – Physically mature and ready to compete from day one…tons of talent, but will probably redshirt and be a force for future Oregon State running backs and quarterbacks.

#61 Adam Koets (6-6, 293, SO) – Goes up against Bill Swancutt everyday and gets better everyday…footwork and blocking improving.

#15 Brian Hildebrand (6-2, 203, FR) – Looks like a Pac-10 quarterback with refined fundamentals and a smooth release…will not play this year, but could start from the Beavers in 2005.

#26 Yvenson Bernard (5-8, 207, RFR) – Is making Mike Riley’s decision at running back even harder…has deadly lateral movement and keeps his feet moving…also a good blocker, using his small size as an advantage and has good hands.

#17 Anthony Wheat-Brown (6-1, 210, RFR) – Continues to impress with his athleticism…earned a starting spot with his great play during spring and fall camp…a playmaker and future All-Pac-10 selection.

#51 Adam Speer (6-2, 290, FR) – Superb footwork…his refined technique allowed the coaches to move Brent Bridges around the line knowing Speer was a competent backup.

#83 Dan Haines (6-4, 242, JR) – Looks 100-percent healed and is flying under the radar due to Joe Newton’s outstanding play…the fastest tight end on the team and one of the most athletic.


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