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2020 NFL Draft Profile: Tee Higgins

2020 NFL Draft Profile: Tee Higgins

2020 NFL Draft Profile: Tee Higgins

Teams looking for a deep threat in the 2020 NFL Draft will no doubt give Tee Higgins a long look. The former Clemson Tiger is the complete package of physical traits and production (25 TD catches in the last two seasons) and could carve out a nice career in the pros as a downfield target. But the talent is there for Higgins to become more than just a one-trick pony.

Tee Higgins Draft Profile

College: Clemson
Class: Jr.
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215

Strong Points

He has the size, long speed and ball-tracking ability every team looks for in a deep threat. Higgins is excellent tracking the ball down the boundary, and his size, competitiveness, body control and strong hands allow him to win at the catch point in contested-catch situations. His build-up speed is enough to take the top off a defense. His catch radius is enormous, and his hands are excellent, both downfield and plucking the ball away from his frame at the intermediate and shorter levels. He’s a physical runner and one of the better perimeter blockers in this class, a plus in the run game.

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Weak Points

Higgins seems to lack suddenness off the line of scrimmage and often looks sluggish when working against physical corners in press coverage. His speed is of the build-up variety. He ran a limited route tree at Clemson — does he have the ability to separate at the intermediate levels?

Summary

Higgins’ big-play ability will earn him a significant role in the NFL; the question is whether he can become more than a one-dimensional deep threat at the next level.

Final Grade: 1st/2nd round

Year

G

REC

YDS

YPC

TD

R-ATT

R-YDS

TD

2017

13

17

345

20.3

2

0

0

0

2018

15

59

936

15.9

12

0

0

0

2019

15

59

1,167

19.8

13

1

36

1

Career

43

135

2,448

18.1

27

1

36

1

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