Michael Huff’s Downfall: The Demise of an Oakland Raider

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Published: March 10, 2009


... the 2006 NFL Draft. He was hailed as an exceptional talent and for being equipped as an astonishing athlete (4.34 40 yard, 21 reps, 40.5" vertical).

His diversity was another reason why the pick seemed so perfect for the Raiders, as Huff could play any of the DB positions because with his  athleticism it was believed that he had the capacity to play CB in the NFL.

However, despite playing safety at college, one of the few weaknesses in Huff's game was his tackling; which was often high. This proved to be his downfall.

Huff played well in his first two years for the Raiders. He was not an exceptional player for the Raiders and didn't help initiate a Raiders revival, but he emerged to earn the starting role as SS.

This season, the Raiders tried to create a spark within Huff by bringing in SS Gibril Wilson. Huff was able to be moved to FS where it was believed he would improve his game.

Unfortunately, it did not work for neither him nor the Raide...

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