With the No. 172 pick in the Cleveland Browns selected WR Rashard Higgins (6-1, 196 lbs) of Colorado State. He was the team's third selection in the fifth round., the
The receivers keep on coming for the Browns in this draft; it's their fourth one already! Higgins might be the most talked about after WR Corey Coleman, because many people had a Day 2 grade on him, specifically with second round projections.
Here is a scouting report from CBS Sports' Dane Bruglar, who pegged Higgins as a 2nd-round pick:
A three-year starter, Higgins was barely a blip on the recruiting radar out of high school, but he made an instant impact at Colorado State, leading the team in receiving each of his three seasons in Fort Collins with 18 career 100-yard receiving performances – led the NCAA in receiving as a sophomore and was the first CSU player to earn consensus All-America honors since 1995. He lined up primarily as the “X” receiver in Colorado State’s offense and was asked to run a variety of routes, showing the instincts to exploit holes and get uncovered. Higgins isn’t a burner or sudden athlete, but he plays with synchronized shake and terrific footwork to plant-and-go without wasted movements in his routes. He is advanced in several areas at the position and might be the best receiver in this class at improvising to find open zones and give his quarterback a clean target. Although is lack of ideal size and speed will ding him on draft boards, Higgins has the production that matches the tape and his strengths translate well to the next level – second round prospect and NFL starter.
What do you think, Browns fans?