Tee Higgins rated among top-5 available in NFL draft
|Friday, April 24, 2020, 11:10 AM- -|
Clemson's all-time receiving TDs leader will hear his name called tonight in the NFL draft.
It's just a matter of when.
"Higgins is a tall, long and rangy wideout with elite high-point skills. He uses a quick foot fire to defeat press coverage," NFL.com's analysis says. "He is a smooth, long-striding route runner. He is at his best when on the move: slants, posts and go routes. He lacks snap at the top of his route when working back downhill. He has incredible ball skills down the field. He can elevate and also adjust to the back-shoulder ball. After the catch, he is very smooth and slippery. Overall, Higgins isn't going to do a lot of the dirty work in the middle of the field, but he's very effective on the outside and provides big-play ability."
Yahoo Sports also has him in their top-12 still on the board and Pro Football Focus has him in their top-10.
The second and third rounds will be televised starting at 7 p.m. on ESPN and NFL Network.
My top 5 still available:— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 24, 2020
EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos
S Xavier McKinney
DL AJ Epenesa
WR Tee Higgins
S Antoine Winfield, Jr.
24 of top 30 drafted last night.
Top players remaining on the PFF Big Board— PFF (@PFF) April 24, 2020
Michael Pittman Jr.
Tee Higgins pic.twitter.com/V9kQaYhp2J
My top 5 available players:— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) April 24, 2020
1) RB D'Andre Swift Georgia
2) DT Ross Blacklock TCU
3) S Xavier McKinney Bama
4) DE AJ Epenesa Iowa
5) WR Tee Higgins Clemson