Eagles Trade Away #83, Select Josh Huff at #86BREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Friday, May 9th, 2014
In addition to picking up a big receiver in Jordan Matthews, Kelly spent his third rounder on a guy he is very familiar with, Oregon receiver Josh Huff.
Huff is a small, speedy receiver that the Eagles should be able to plug into the slot.
I’m not surprised to see the Eagles take a wideout with two of their top three picks. Make no mistake, wide receiver depth is a critical need for this team. Jeremy Maclin’s durability is always a concern. Riley Cooper can’t be considered anything more than a number two receiver. Before the draft, the Eagles’ third string receiver was Jeff Maehl. They needed some better talent below their starters, and they’ve added a couple of nice prospects with different skillsets to make that receiving corp as potent as possible.
The Eagles also traded away their first third-round pick (83rd overall) to Houston in exchange for their fourth and fifth round picks (101 and 141).
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