Following Day Two of the 2014 NFL Draft I figured at least one former Oregon Ducks player would be drafted, possibly two. Late Friday night former Oregon Wide Receiver Josh Huff received a phone call that would change his life. The voice on the other line was likely a familiar one in former Oregon Ducks Head Coach Chip Kelly welcoming him into the nest in Philadelphia. With the addition of Huff, the Philadelphia Eagles could also be called Oregon Ducks East with six former players on the roster. Earlier in the day, the birds also added another Wideout to the mix.
Former Vanderbilt Wide Receiver Jordan Matthews will also call Lincoln Financial Field home. Speaking of Wide Receivers, one team in particular made out very well on Day Two of the NFL Draft. The Jacksonville Jaguars scored by landing former USC Wideout Marquise Lee and Penn State Wide Receiver Allen Robinson to go along with their number three pick in Quarterback Blake Bortles. Philadelphia had the chance to take Lee in the first round, but passed him up. According to Bleacher Report many were weary of his durability, specifically his knee, but if he stays healthy the Jaguars could become ‘the show’ in a few years with those two picks.
Several other Oregon Ducks are on the board and should find their way to new homes today including Running Back De’Anthony Thomas, Defensive End Taylor Hart, and Cornerback Terrance Mitchell.