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Tee Higgins Draft Profile

Scouting Report

Tee Higgins was one of the best receivers in college football last season, and I’m a big fan of his game. He has the best body control in the draft and has such great awareness of where he is on the field at all times. Having played under Dabo Swinney, you know his football IQ is high. Outside of Justin Jefferson, Higgins is the best 50-50 ball receiver in the draft. He has extremely reliable hands and was both the big play guy and a safety blanket for Trevor Lawerence this season. Clemson used him primarily on the outside but he showed flashes as an inside receiver and even on reverse in the National Title game. The one big knock to his game is his speed. Jeff Okudah got in his head early in the Clemson vs Ohio State game, but Higgins showed his toughness coming back into the game after getting hurt. Higgins is going to be used as a flanker receiver at the next level and I think he’s going to be a solid number 2 receiver for an NFL team.

Where He Should Go: Picks 25-40

Where He Will Go: Early Day 2

Grading Scale:

Separation: B-

Route Running: B

Releases/Ability to get off Press: B

Speed: C-

Catch in traffic: A+

Yards after the Catch: A-

Hands: A

Versatility: B

Tee Higgins doesn't gain separation that easily, but he thrives with contested grabs and catching the ball in traffic. He's not a super precise route runner, but he's definitely solid at it. Higgins does a good job running through contact after the catch and he's a physical receiver. His hands are great and while he was used in a lot of different ways at Clemson, I think he's going to primarily play in the outside in the NFL. Higgins will go early day 2 unless there is an early run on receivers in day 1. Higgins is one of the funniest follows on tiktok, and all of his teammates love him. In the NFL, I think he'd do a great job as a number two receiver and would be a great compliment to a faster number one.

Team Fits: Bills, Redskins, Texans

Pro Comparison: N'Keal Harry

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