In recent years Clemson has done a solid job developing wide receiver prospects and 2020 NFL Draft hopeful Tee Higgins is another name to add to the list.
SInce 2013, Clemson has had 3 receivers — DeAndre Hopkins (27th), Sammy Watkins (4th), and Mike Williams (7th) — drafted in the first round and because of this feat, they have been in the conversation for “WRU”. In the 2019 NFL Draft, we saw another productive Clemson receiver get taken, but this time it wasn’t in the first round; Hunter Renfrow was drafted in the fifth round by the Las Vegas Raiders and proved to be well worth the pick, especially towards the end of the season. Tee Higgins is another name to add to that legacy as he looks like a top-50 lock in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Coming out of high school, Higgins was highly sought after; not only was he 5-star recruit, but he was the second-highest rated wide receiver and was ranked in the top 20 of his class. Higgins continued his momentum throughout his career at Clemson; he finished his career there with 135 receptions, 2,448 yards, 18.1 yards-per-catch, and 27 touchdowns.
With a strong performance at the combine, Higgins could possibly see himself in the first round of 2020 but should fall no further than the top 50 even with how deep this class is at the receiver position.