Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas said he's been working mostly with the running backs so far this spring after spending most of 2011 as a hybrid running back-receiver type. The Ducks have lost some depth at running back, which probably is why Thomas has spent more time working with that position group than any other this spring.
It's hard to fathom the 170-pound Thomas as strictly a running back type and backup for Kenjon Barner. Expect the Ducks to deploy Thomas all over the field again and use him liberally in the passing game. He'll get a few more carries as a backup to Barner in the running game, but his true value is working in space, so he'll be all over the field.