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Drafted By: Eagles
  • Round 3
  • Pick 22
  • Overall 86

Combine Results

Grade
5.26 ?
  • 4.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 14 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Huff can play inside or outside. He plays receiver like an old running back." -- Mike Mayock

  • 5'11" Height
  • 31 1/4" Arm Length
  • 206LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Prepped in Texas. Wore jersey No. 4 as a true freshman in 2010 when he played all 13 games (two starts) and made 19 catches for 303 yards (15.9-yard average) and three touchdowns with 23 kickoff returns for 567 yards (24.7). Strained his left knee during '11 spring practice, then had his left foot in a walking boot during fall camp. On the season, started 10 of 12 games played and managed 31-430-2 (13.9) receiving with 8-174 (21.8) on kickoff returns. Suffered an ankle injury in the season opener against LSU -- missed games against Nevada and Southwest Missouri State and did not start his first two games back. Was arrested in March '12 and charged with driving under the influence of marijuana, driving without a license and speeding, though he was ultimately acquitted. In the fall, started all 11 games played, recording 32-493-7 (15.4). Hurt his left knee against Fresno State and sat out against Tennessee Tech and Arizona. Started all 13 games in '13 and totaled 61-890-7 (14.6) with 11-252 (22.9) on kickoffs. Suffered a head injury against Stanford.

Analysis

Strengths

Nice size with a lean, tight-skinned body. Very athletic with natural balance and body control. Good speed and a fluid stride. Soft, quick hands to extend and snatch throws off his frame. Makes contested grabs. Can take a hit and hang on. Settles in zone pockets. Creates after the catch -- competitive, elusive and strong. Playmaking ability -- averaged 18.4 yards per catch as a senior. Gets after it as a blocker -- works to position, fit and sustain. Desirable temperament -- determined, tough and confident. Has special-teams experience returning and covering kicks. Works hard and wants to be coached.

Weaknesses

Could stand to get stronger. Was not pressed at Oregon. Lacks elite explosion and top speed to pull away vertically. Limited route tree. Could stand to refine his route running. Lets some throws into his body and tends to trap some. Not a go-up-and-get-it guy (average leaping ability). Is relatively naïve through no fault of his own and off-field maturation is a work in progress. Could require emotional support and professional mentorship in order to avoid the pitfalls of NFL trappings.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5-6

Bottom Line

Smooth, competitive, versatile receiver with an impressive skill set which translates well to the evolution of NFL offenses. Can work at flanker or slot and has potential to become a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in a system incorporating spread concepts. Is the type of player you root for, having persevered through an adverse upbringing and lingering baggage, which forced him to mature the hard way. Would be best served landing in a close-knit locker room with a nurturing position coach.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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