WR Troy Franklin limited vs. Fresno State after getting ‘nicked up’ in pracitce

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One of the players who we were the most excited to see as the Ducks opened up the 2021 season against the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday was true freshman wide receiver Troy Franklin.

The former 4-star recruit has worked his way up the depth chart and won the starting spot at the X receiver position ahead of the first game over both Kris Hutson and Devon Williams. We were expecting a Justin Flowe-level breakout in Week 1.

Instead, Franklin played a very limited number of snaps and finished the day with zero targets and zero catches.

When asked why head coach Mario Cristobal explained it was because Franklin was limited.

Cristobal went on to say that Franklin should be ready to go next week against Ohio State, which will absolutely help Oregon’s wide receiver corps against the Buckeyes.

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