Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Wide Receiver Prospects Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

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Name: Tee Higgins

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 216 lbs

School: Clemson

Year: Junior

Tee Higgins has seen his draft stock rise, then fall, with a slight rise again, ranging anywhere from WR3 to the first receiver taken in the second round. He’s a CFB Champion, with first and second-team All-ACC Awards to his name. A high-school All-American, Higgins was a five-star recruit, while also having college basketball scholarship offers as well, showing his athleticism off on paper as well as the field.

Strengths

Say it with me: Prototypical True-X Receiver.

Check the boxes. Physical playing style. Plus contested catch ability. Hands catcher. The list goes on.

For a ‘big’ wideout, he shows plus athleticism and burst in/out of his routes. I like his deep tracking ability, especially when he’s required to adjust – this is where he shows his polish. More competitive than most of the humans on the field at any given time. Shows good foundation and technique when blocking. Through college, he’s shown productivity at multiple positions on the field. 

Best trait: Physicality

Weaknesses

He’s a ‘good enough’ route runner, and his tree isn’t branch-y enough. Hands and feet at the line of scrimmage could use some coaching. I’ve seen a few concentration drops. Don’t love his straight-line speed (can’t imagine why he didn’t run at the combine). Doesn’t seem to be a big RAC guy, and doesn’t show much sneakiness in between defenders.

Worst trait: Twitchiness

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Ravens Fit

The Ravens need a big, reliable, True-X receiver. That’s it. That’s the fit.

Seriously. Pair him up with Marquise Brown as the Z and Willie Snead/Miles Boykin in the slot, with Mark Andrews/Hayden Hurst as the TE, and watch defenses scramble to try to defend it.

Player Comparison

A.J. Green (CIN 2011-CUR)

Long has Green terrorized the Baltimore Ravens, with unreal catches, final-second game-winners, and broken tackles. In fact, he’s terrorized a lot of teams in the league with these. I see a lot of Green in Higgins’ game, with the ability to take over a game and crush a team’s hopes.

Projection

Late Round 1 – Early Round 2

I see no reason why Higgins lasts to the middle of the second round. His tape shows a True-X receiver with impact ability from Day 1. If his tape doesn’t show why he’s highly coveted, his scouting reports and praise from the media should show you.

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I have been an avid Ravens fan since their inception, and have written about them for a little over seven years. I live in Florida with my wonderful girlfriend Kelly nowadays, and keep up all year with all things Ravens. You can follow me on Twitter (@LateRoundCorner) where you can argue with me about all the takes that you won't agree with. Sarcasm is my first language. More from Michael Telford
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