Rashard Higgins

Colorado State University
WR #82
6’2″ 190

Pros:

  • Height
  • Catch radius
  • Refined route running
  • Earns yards after the catch
  • Uses hips and head fakes to set up defenders
  • Can create separation
  • Knows when to use hands and body to haul in passes
  • Lined up in multiple sets and splits
  • Deliberate in and out of routes; desirable foot speed and body control
  • Adjusts well to low passes
  • Long arms
  • CSU’s all-time leader in catches, yards, and touchdowns
  • Flashes the ability to get hands inside of defenders when blocking

Cons:

  • Needs to be more consistent when tracking and adjusting to balls
  • Jerks coming out of stance
  • Struggles to make contested catches
  • Thin frame, only 190 pounds
  • Didn’t run an expanded route tree
  • There will be questions about playing in the Mountain West and dip in production after Grayson
  • Downfield blocking needs refinement

As a true freshman at Colorado State in 2013, Higgins started all 14 games and finished the season with a school freshman record 68 receptions for 837 yards and six touchdowns. Higgins exploded as a sophomore in 2014, hauling in 96 receptions for 1,750 yards and 17 touchdowns in two fewer games, earning his way to a Biletnikoff Award finalist and a consensus All-American; he lead the nation in yards and touchdowns. This past season, Higgins caught 75 balls for 1,062 yards and eight touchdowns.

Pro comp: Damian Williams

Projected draft value: 2nd-3rd round




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