Rashard Higgins is a former All-American wide receiver for the Colorado State Rams in the Mountain West. He earned those honors with his stellar sophomore campaign in 2014 under then head coach Jim McElwain, now with the Florida Gators in the SEC.
Higgins has had two great offensive minds at head coach during his three years in Fort Collins in McElwain and former Georgia Bulldogs offensive coordinator Mike Bobo in 2015. Rashard Higgins had 238 career receptions for 3,648 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns in his three years playing for the Rams.
While scouts question his frame at 6’1″, 196 pounds, Higgins’ greatest skill that will aid him at the next level is his ability to get open running really any branch of a route tree. His great improvisational skills, complemented with his ability to not waste any motion in getting open will help Rashard Higgins become a reliable target on Fall Sundays in the NFL.
He seems like a strong No. 2 wide receiver in the NFL. Higgins could become a great complimentary wide receiver for Julio Jones with the Atlanta Falcons. He could line up almost anywhere in Kyle Shanahan’s West Coast system.
Knowing the coaches he’s played for at Colorado State, there isn’t a wide receiver in this draft class not in the Power 5 that will have his shot to make an immediate impact at the next level than does Rashard Higgins. He’s the No. 9 wide receiver in his draft class and Atlanta could target him in the late second round to the middle of the third round.
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