In a recent article ranking the top 25 receivers in college football, Sports on Earth’s Matt Brown suggested that Colorado State’s Rashard Higgins is likely to enter the 2016 NFL Draft at season’s end:
He may not duplicate last year’s numbers, but he’ll be fine. According to Pro Football Focus, Higgins racked up nearly 1,000 yards after the catch last season. The 6-foot-2, 188-pound junior will likely head to the NFL draft after this season, and for good reason.
Higgins is an interesting prospect heading into the 2015 season. He’s not the biggest or most physical receiver, but he has very good balance and is a shifty route runner. His production speaks for itself (led the nation in receiving yards and touchdowns last year) and he has an on-field playing style that reminds me a little of Antonio Brown (Steelers).
While it’s VERY early in the scouting process, I currently have Higgins as the No. 5 receiver for the 2016 NFL Draft class which would likely result in an early Day 2 selection.