WR Huff is first Eagles pick to sign


PHILADELPHIA -- Last Friday, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff with the No. 86 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Earlier Tuesday, the Eagles announced that Huff became the first of their seven draft picks to agree to terms on a four-year contract.

The 5-foot-11 Huff is expected to attend the Eagles' rookie minicamp Friday.

Huff had 62 catches for 1,140 yards and 12 touchdowns last season for the Ducks, and he became the first Oregon player drafted by the school's former coach, the Eagles' Chip Kelly.

Huff is looking forward to making the transition from college to the NFL.

"Yeah, there are a lot of similarities, but of course, being in the NFL, the schemes kind of change," Huff said. "I'm excited that they're running those schemes that he [Kelly] has in that offense. I'm excited to learn that."

The Eagles are excited as well.

"When we looked at the receiver board, he was just a guy we wanted, we wanted on this team because of his ability with the ball in his hands, his ability to separate, his toughness on special teams and his ability to return kicks," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "But really it's his ability as a wide receiver."