This, with offensive weapon, year we're introducing a new position to our rankings. The name is sort of silly, but blame the Jacksonville Jaguars who dubbed Denard Robinson as an offensive weapon when they drafted him.
Basically, an offensive weapon is just a new name for an all-purpose player. A player that looks just as comfortable lined up at running back as wide receiver. These players can also be assets on special teams.
De'Anthony Thomas of Oregon defines this position perfectly. A year ago, he had 92 rushing attempts and 45 receptions. He combined for 1,146 yards and 16 touchdowns. His big play potential is obvious. The same can be said for Dri Archer of Kent State had 1,990 combined yards receiving and running and 20 touchdowns. He's not just a product of a weaker conference either. Archer's speed and shiftiness is legit.
Thus far, we're only listing three players as offensive weapons. Who else should be worked into this position?
|1. De'Anthony Thomas | 5'9, 176 pounds | Offensive weapon | Oregon * - Preseason notes|
|2. Dri Archer | 5'8, 175 pounds | Offensive weapon | Kent State|
|3. Jordan Hall | 5'8, 197 pounds | Offensive weapon | Ohio State|