Chip Kelly pulled the right strings again for ol' Oregon faithful. This time as an NFL Head Coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. Went back to his roots and selected #86 overall in 3rd round, the wide receiver that overcame so many troubling pasts. The one who was the most dependable target for Darron Thomas and Marcus Mariota over the years, found himself home again.
"When I saw that 215 come up on my phone, I started to cry. Its a dream come true for me." Josh Huff saying in his interview after knowing he was drafted. The subtle move falls back on Chip Kelly yearning to piece back his old players from his legacy. Last year only 1 Oregon offensive threat was culminating Kelly's interest. Kenjon Barner was then picked up by Carolina.
Josh Huff distanced and signified himself as one of the best Wide Receivers in Oregon history. His insanely dependable hands and quickness to stretch defenses vertically amassed himself throughout his collegiate career. Huff, who was faced dead on with heartaches grimacing his personal life never once complained, never sought the injustice within his own efforts. Philadelphia landed a great tooled player who's awareness for the game is incant.
Up to this point, Josh Huff already surpassed anyone's goals and standards that people put on him from the growth of his career. Always liked Huff and will miss for the future. Glad he ended up with an organization that will continue to build on his strengths and reach him up to his highest pinnacle.
Huff will help fill the void lost in Desean Jackson next season. And maybe fellow teammate De' Anthony Thomas can be snagged by Eagles also. We all know he is still on Kelly's radar. This Hardship Houston native with lost aspirations has found himself onto Football's grandest stage.