Second year wide receiver Josh Huff is hoping to become a fixture in the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense. After hitting the film room this offseason, he is confident that he can take a major step forward in 2015. Having said that, issues with consistency have continued to plague him throughout the Eagles’ OTA and mini-camp practices so far.
According to beat reporter Jeff McLane, Huff has struggled with drops throughout the team’s spring practices. Even Huff admits that he still suffers from lapses in concentration, even though he is entering his second season in the Eagles’ offensive scheme.
"It’s mental plays here and there, especially when I get tired, or I fall behind on a play, or I don’t get back in time and I don’t see the play," Huff said on Thursday, per the Philadelphia Daily Inquirer.
Huff blames his struggles with catching the football on his tendency to overthink things.
"I just [want to] be more natural, more fluid, and be confident and comfortable with the way I catch the ball," Huff said. "Not have so many thoughts going through my mind on how I should catch a ball and just catch it naturally."
It’s clear that Chip Kelly is going to give Huff every opportunity to earn a major role. During OTA and mini-camp practices, Huff took the majority of first-team offensive reps in Jeremy Maclin’s old spot on the outside. Huff will need to prove that he can be a consistent threat on the outside, because talented rookie first-rounder Nelson Agholor is waiting patiently for his opportunity with the first team offense.