Josh Huff willing to put in work

Josh Huff was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the NFL draft.

After arriving in Philadelphia, Huff talked about his work ethic.

It showed through organized team activities.

Huff, who played for Eagles coach Chip Kelly at the University of Oregon, spent countless hours in the film room and on the field beyond the normal routine.

“You have to prove to the veterans that you belong,” Huff told CSNPhilly.com. “You can’t just have a (draft) pick and throw him in the fire. That’s disrespectful to the veterans that have been here. You just have put work in where you fit in and continue to work to make your way up the depth chart.”

As a senior at Oregon, Huff caught 62 passes for 1,140 yards and 12 touchdowns.

The NFL is a whole different level.

“What Coach Kelly appreciates is horizontal leadership,” Huff told CSNPhilly.com. “You don’t have to go to the coaches and ask, you can ask a rookie if he knows it. You just have to continue to work, and we’re all out here trying to make the team. That’s what my job is -- to help better my teammates and help better myself.”

The 5-foot-11 Huff is also a skilled special teams player. It’s a trait Kelly is always looking for.

“I just have to continue to improve and show the coaches that I can play and let them know I can be a playmaker,” Huff said.