July 20, 2024

Devy Digest: Freshman Profile Jurrion Dickey

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Jurrion Dickey
Position: Wide Receiver
High School: Menlo-Atherton- East Palo Alto, CA
College: Oregon Ducks
6’3″ 215lbs
Age: 18
5* Wide Receiver in the composites

Who is Jurrion Dickey?

Dickey is a 5* in the composites and second ranked wide receiver, who was a tri-sport athlete. Dickey spent time playing football, basketball and track and field. On the football field, Dickey was a pure athlete, he played wide receiver, safety, linebacker, returned kicks and even served as a punter. Dickey was used as a weapon. His Senior season in High School was cut short due to injury but as a Junior he amassed 1300 receiving yards, 19 touchdowns, 18 tackles, and 4 interceptions. Even with an abbreviated Senior season, Dickey held offers from Georgia, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Miami (FL), Penn State, Washington, USC and Oregon. Dickey ultimately chose Eugene and was not an early enrollee due to rehabbing his injury. Dickey is now on campus and has been getting work in and participating in fall camp.

Pathway to Success

Oregon returns and brings in a plethora of wide receivers to create a very deep receiving room as they try to get into the College Football Playoffs in Bo Nix’s final season in College. It appears right now, at best; Dickey is the WR5/6 right now. Dickey’s best chance to get on the field this year is when Oregon is up big and he comes in as a reserve. While we want to see more playing time, it might be beneficial as he is recovering from his injury in High School and due to not being an early enrollee, he does need to play catch up with the playbook and knock off some rust. His Junior season in High School was the last time he played a full season. His Sophmore season in High School was also abbreviated. Next year, should be the time where he will push for playing time and earn a starting role in the offense. As of right now, there are too many bodies in front of him to make an immediate impact.

Improvements/Concerns

The main concern is how much playing time will he receive this year, while I don’t see him getting over recruited, Oregon is a team that isn’t afraid to use the Transfer Portal to bring guys in. If Dickey has a hard time getting on the field and Oregon feels the need to bring in guys from elsewhere, it will be a concern.

Freshman Outlook

Oregon starts the season playing Portland State, Texas Tech, Hawaii and Colorado. All four of those games shouldn’t be too taxing and we could see Dickey in action in all of those games and get some live reps that way. Other conference games where it could be blowouts are Stanford and Cal. Dickey potentially has six games where he can see the field and earn the trust of the coaching staff and build onto his Sophomore season next year.

Devy Value

Dickey’s value right now is strictly in the eye of the beholder. He doesn’t appear to be someone who will make an immediate impact but he has the physicals and playmaking ability to play on Sunday’s. Dickey is someone who is going early in supplementals and somewhat early in startups. There will always be a couple in each league who will over valule him based on his makeup. If you have him, he’s a hold as majority know it will be hard for him to make an immediate impact in Eugene but you can’t really sell him either for that reason.

NFL Outlook

Dickey has been comped to AJ Brown, Dez Bryant and other physical impactful wide receivers. He has all the promise to be a day one pick in the NFL draft, which makes it difficult seeing him behind the depth chart to guys that will never be on a 53 man roster in the NFL. With that said, the 2026 wide receiving class is very strong and he near the top of that class. The wide receiving position is in good hands for years to come.