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Josh Huff's versatility an asset to Eagles

8/4/2014

The Philadelphia Eagles traded up 12 spots in the second round of the NFL draft to select Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

Since that day, Matthews has impressed the Eagles.

The same goes for wide receiver Josh Huff, a former standout at Oregon who was taken in the third round.

But Huff hasn’t gotten as much attention as Matthews.

“I don't care about that,” Huff told the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal. “My job is to do what I can to help the team get better. Quite frankly, I like flying under the radar. I don't like to be talked about much because come game day, I'm going to do what I can to make plays, whether it be offense, special teams or whatever.”

Huff played for Eagles coach Chip Kelly at Oregon.

But he quickly realized the environment was much different in the NFL.

“It kind of caught me off guard,” Huff told the News Journal. “But that's what I had to do, retool and reboot my system. Now that's over, I'm fully focused in on the offense.”

Huff returned kicks for the Ducks and has proven to be quite effective on special teams. Being able to play well on special teams could be quite an asset.

“I just think the one thing that struck us was his versatility, that he could do a lot of different things and was just so productive with the ball in his hands,” Kelly told reporters. “He had a skill set where there's a physicality to Josh to go along with the ability to make people miss. We just thought he would be a natural fit.”