Josh Huff's Updated 2014 NFL Draft Stock After 3-TD Performance vs. Oregon State

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIFebruary 22, 2017

Nov 29, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks wide receiver Josh Huff (1) catches the ball as Oregon State Beavers cornerback Sean Martin (6) defends at Matthew Knight Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
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The Oregon Ducks really needed a big win over the Oregon State Beavers on Friday night, and they got just that thanks to a big night from Josh Huff, who helped his NFL draft stock quite a bit.

Thanks to a big game-winning touchdown with 29 seconds remaining in the game, the Ducks won 36-35 over the Beavers. Huff was huge in the game, grabbing nine catches for 186 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner.

This season, Huff now has 57 receptions for 1,036 yards and 11 touchdowns. Thanks to Marcus Mariota's impressive season under center, Huff has been able to stand out in the offense, making big plays in the passing game.

A game like this certainly helped Huff's draft stock. He showed he can come up with big plays when it matters most, and he did a good job getting open against a defense that was allowing just 230.5 passing yards per game.

At 5'11'' and 205 pounds, Huff isn't the biggest receiver out there, but he makes up for it with his top-tier athleticism. Despite playing in the Oregon offense, he isn't the fastest player on the field. However, he is capable of playing aggressive and physical against opposing defensive backs, and he uses his body very well to create separation and find ways to get open.

Thanks to his ability to pick up yards after the catch, Huff is certainly an interesting prospect. Based off his size and speed, it'll be very hard for him to develop into a true No. 1 receiver in the NFL. However, based off his other abilities, he could become a very productive No. 2 option or slot receiver in almost any offense. Because of this, there's a good chance he is taken in the fourth or fifth round in May.