Mar 13, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks Josh Huff works out in front of NFL scouts at Moshofsky Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Four Oregon Ducks Taken, Two By Former Coach Chip Kelly


The 2014 NFL Draft had a familiar ring to it for the Oregon Ducks. Two players were drafted by former Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles, while one player was taken by another coach with a Philly connection in Andy Reid. There were a few former Oregon Ducks who also signed with teams via Free Agency following the draft. The first round of the Draft came and went without any players being chosen, one player, Oregon State’s Brandon Cooks was selected in the first round by the New Orleans Saints.

It took until the third round for Oregon. Chip Kelly and Philadelphia selected Wide Receiver Josh Huff and one round later Kansas City plucked the speedy De’Anthony Thomas off the board. In the fifth round Defensive End Taylor Hart was chosen by Philly and in Round 7, just a few picks to the end of the draft Cornerback Terrance Mitchell was picked by the Dallas Cowboys. There were several notable names that were not chosen in the draft.

Outside Linebacker Boseko Lokombo and former Oregon Ducks Tight End Colt Lyerla have yet to find a home as of this report. Jacksonville took a chance on Oregon Oregon Defensive Tackle Ricky Havili-Heimuli and in the Pac-12 former Washington Quarterback Keith Price was picked up via a post draft contract with the Seattle Seahawks.

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