The rookie third-round pick from the University of Oregon has made the same impression on his teammates.
“I’ve kind of taken Josh under my wing a little bit,” wide receiver Jeremy Maclin told Phillymag.com. “He’s a guy [who] can definitely make plays with the ball in his hands. I think he’s a guy [who] is going to be used where they ask him to do that: put him in special situations to help him go out there and use his playmaking ability.”
Rookie Jordan Matthews, the Eagles’ second-round selection from Vanderbilt, said that he’s excited to watch Huff perform, beginning Friday night in the preseason opener against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
“The fact that he did play at Oregon so he knew Coach [Chip] Kelly’s expectations. Those things I had to learn,” Matthews told Phillymag.com. “They knew he was already able to adapt to come here and play so he had a lot more on his plate early on. You see him in the slot and now you see him work some on the outside, too. You can’t say enough about his will power, his fortitude and his work ethic out there. He’s pushing it, and he’s getting better each day so we’re just going to continue to compete with each other.”
If Huff can excel on special teams, he could make an immediate impact for the Eagles. Since training camp started, he has simply worked to get better in every aspect.
“I see myself as a thoroughbred receiver [who] can do multiple things,” Huff told Phillymag.com. “At this moment, they want me to learn each and every position for the receiver and that's what I'm dedicating most of my time to. I'm not really worried about the ones, twos, threes, I'm just trying to worry about how can I get better and how can I make my team better.”