With what we assume will be their final pick of the evening, the Eagles selected Oregon product Josh Huff with the 86 pick overall.
The Eagles land someone who will give them a nice weapon in the slot in Huff, who caught 62 passes for over 1,100 yards in his Senior season as a Duck.
I think it’s safe to say that Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman had some sort of plan for what they were going to do in the post DeSean Jackson era. They were going to find guys that fit Kelly’s system, and in Huff’s case have already played in it, and probably will buy into the team concept a bit more than DeSean.
This draft was touted as the kind of draft where you kind find a receiver who could be a steal in the third through fifth rounds, and I think in Huff–especially with his familiarity with Kelly’s system–the Eagles might have found one of those steals.
I don’t want to say that DeSean Jackson, who was a Pro-Bowler in 2013, is starting to become an afterthought, but it sure feels that way. Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Zach Ertz, Brent Celek, LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Chris Polk, and now Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff. That sounds like an offense that has elite potential in my mind, and that’s without mentioning that you have an offensive genius leading them.