The Cleveland Browns signed WR Rashard Higgins on Friday, along with five other rookies. Taken in the 5th round at No. 172 overall, Higgins' contract will be worth about $2.254 million, with a $184,000 signing bonus over four years, according to OverTheCap's pre-determined draft chart. His cap hit in 2016 will be roughly $496,000.
Higgins was the team's 12th player selected in the draft, their last of four wide receivers picked, and the third of four fifth-round picks. Higgins is 6-1, 198-pounds and played college football at Colorado State. He will wear No. 81 with the Browns. On the first day of rookie minicamp, Higgins discussed how he got the nickname 'Hollywood:'
"It came from when I played pee-wee football, just growing up. This coach, his name was Coach Chris. I remember I played defense and I drilled a kid, and just after that game, he was like, ‘I’m going to call you Hollywood.’ For some reason, that name just stuck around and now people call me ‘Wood’ for short, or if they don’t know me, they just call me Hollywood. I’ve got a lot to live up for. I know this is a dream come true. Who would have thought I would have come to the Browns? I don’t know, but God put me in this position, and I couldn’t be more excited for it."