2014 NFL Draft: Philadelphia Eagles Load Up At Receiver On Day 2
The wide-receiver position is certainly no longer a need for the Philadelphia Eagles. They went wideout with both of their Day-2 selections, as they traded up in the second round to select king-sized target Jordan Matthews and nabbed the shifty, explosive Josh Huff in the third round.
Matthews has the size and athletic ability to win in jump-ball situations and out muscle smaller opponents in the red zone. Huff is a totally different demon. He is a quick-twitch athlete that can take one the distance at any given moment.
Chip Kelly is certainly familiar with him having coached him in college. So he knows exactly the type of player he’s getting leaving a lot less projection for him coming into the league. There is also the bonus of Huff knowing Kelly’s offense inside and out.
Many Eagles fans were crying for more defense, specifically secondary help. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and Kelly stuck true to their word though. They clearly had Huff rated way higher than any defensive back in the third round.
They also traded down yet again and will now select at the top of the fourth round for the third straight year. Roseman has done a masterful job at acquiring more picks in a draft where they started off with only six selections.
So far the Eagles have addressed their most glaring need. The pass rush, with the addition of Marcus Smith. Now they have added size and explosiveness in the passing game with Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff.
I’d say Day 2 was a win for the Eagles.
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