2014 NFL Draft Profile: Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff

Doug Pensinger

Chip Kelly has shown an interest in bringing in his former players from Oregon and Josh Huff might be one of the better fits for the Eagles in this draft.

The Eagles let go of both Jason Avant and DeSean Jackson this offseason. While Arrelious Benn and Jeremy Maclin returning the lineup gives the Eagles replacements, the team could stand to add youth to the position. The Eagles have shown interest in bringing in former Oregon players to compete for roster spots and former Ducks wide receiver Josh Huff could an option for a slot receiver.

College Career

An all-purpose player from Houston, TX., Huff committed to Oregon as a receiver/returner in 2010. His freshmen season saw Huff play in all 13 games (two starts) and produce 1,086 all-purpose yards and five total touchdowns. He had 303 receiving yards and 214 rushing yards for Chip Kelly. In 2011, Huff appeared in 12 games (10 starts) and collected 31 catches for 430 yards.

As a junior, Huff started in all 11 games that he appeared in during the 2012 campaign. He had 32 catches for 493 yards and seven touchdowns that season. He collected 57 catches for 1,036 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior. His 23 total touchdowns rank fourth all-time for Oregon.

Combine Numbers

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 206 lbs

Arm Length: 31 1/4"

Hands: 9 3/8"

40: 4.51 seconds

Bench: 14 reps

Vertical Jump: 35.5 inches

Broad Jump: 116.0 inches

Strengths

Huff is impressive when it comes to getting open. He has clutch hands and will get first downs when counted on to produce. He is likely best in the slot and has no problem going across the middle. He can take a hit and will bounce off tackles. He makes circus catches and quarterbacks trust his hands. He is very talented at getting YAC and is a willing blocker. He is an accomplished return and could be a successful gunner at the NFL level as well.

Weaknesses

He has average short speed and is an awkward route runner. He is likely going to be limited to slot duty in the NFL and his lack of strength is a bit concerning. His forty-yard dash time implies average speed and he will likely be limited to short-area throws in an attempt to get YAC.

Eagles Outlook

Huff is a player Kelly is familiar with and knows his limitations. The Eagles will use Darren Sproles and Zach Ertz in the slot, along with Benn, but Huff could be an interesting wild card for the team. He has youth and a background with Kelly, so that should be in his favor. If the Eagles add a wide receiver early, grabbing Huff late could make position pretty special in the form of depth.

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