Las Vegas Raiders 2020 NFL Draft prospect profile: Tee Higgins
Resume and Accolades
As far as a resume goes, Higgins has one of the best in this year’s class. It should go without saying, but appearing in two National Championships, winning one, speaks a lot to the caliber of the player. When Clemson beat Alabama in the 2018 Championship Game, Higgins tallied three receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown, against an incredible Alabama secondary.
Higgins and the Tigers returned to the big game in 2019 but were unable to topple the Joe Burrow led LSU Tigers.
However, a three-year player at a stellar program, Higgins had ample time to pad his resume. As a freshman Higgins flashed his potential with 17 receptions for 345 yards and two touchdowns. Higgins exploded in his sophomore year with 59 receptions for 936 yards and 12 touchdowns.
That season culminated in an All-ACC Second Team nomination and a National Championship.
Finally, Higgin’s 2019 season was similarly incredible with 59 receptions, 1167 yards, and 13 touchdowns. In 2019 Higgins was nominated to the All-ACC First Team and led the Tigers in receiving yards, but was unable to help the Tigers win their second consecutive championship. Nonetheless, with 27 touchdowns in his three seasons Higgins is tied with Deandre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins for most in school history.
Good company to be in, eh? Oh, one more thing, Higgins caught a touchdown on 20 percent of his catches in college, a higher rate than both Lamb and Jeudy.
On the flip side, Higgins did not test at the combine, and his Pro Day numbers were sub-par. His 4.54 second 40-yard dash is not bad, but it is not great. His short shuttle of 4.53 was not great either, leading to a rough day of testing.
Don’t let the test results fool you, Higgins doesn’t rely on athleticism to set him apart, we will get to that in a second.