|Offense||25th||95.6 (22nd)||236.4 (21st)|
|Defense||27th||128.4 (27th)||250.8 (21st)|
|Baker, Sean||DB||6-0||209||11/6/1988||2||Ball State|
|88||Bibbs, E.J.||TE||6-2||258||8/28/1991||2||Iowa State|
|80||Bowe, Dwayne (FA)||WR||6-2||222||9/21/1984||10||Louisiana State|
|61||Bowie, Michael||T||6-5||320||9/25/1991||4||Northeastern State (Okla.)|
|95||Bryant, Armonty||OLB||6-4||265||5/20/1990||4||East Central (OK)|
|59||Carder, Tank (FA)||ILB||6-2||235||1/18/1989||5||Texas Christian|
|96||Cooper, Xavier||DT||6-4||300||11/30/1991||2||Washington State|
|34||Crowell, Isaiah||RB||5-11||225||1/8/1993||3||Alabama State|
|Davis, Demario||LB||6-2||239||1/11/1989||5||Arkansas State|
|7||Davis, Austin||QB||6-2||221||6/2/1989||5||Southern Mississippi|
|74||Erving, Cameron||G||6-5||313||8/23/1992||2||Florida State|
|France, Dan||T||6-5||315||4/1/1991||1||Michigan State|
|18||Gabriel, Taylor||WR||5-8||167||2/17/1991||3||Abilene Christian|
|Gerhart, Garth||C||6-1||310||10/21/1988||2||Arizona State|
|21||Gilbert, Justin||CB||6-0||202||11/7/1991||3||Oklahoma State|
|Griffin III, Robert||QB||6-2||222||2/12/1990||5||Baylor|
|Hakim, Saalim (FA)||WR||5-11||188||2/1/1990||3||Palomar Coll. CA (J.C.)|
|85||Hall, Rannell||WR||6-1||200||1/30/1992||1||Central Florida|
|Hamlett, Connor||TE||6-7||266||4/12/1992||1||Oregon State|
|83||Hartline, Brian||WR||6-2||200||11/22/1986||8||Ohio State|
|Higgins, Rashard||WR||6-2||190||10/7/1994||R||Colorado State|
|47||Hughlett, Charley||LS||6-4||248||5/16/1990||2||Central Florida|
|29||Johnson, Duke||RB||5-9||210||9/23/1993||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|42||Johnson, Malcolm||FB||6-1||231||8/11/1992||2||Mississippi State|
|35||Jones, Don||DB||5-11||205||5/14/1990||4||Arkansas State|
|Kindred, Derrick||FS||5-10||207||//||R||Texas Christian|
|2||Manziel, Johnny (FA)||QB||6-0||210||12/6/1992||3||Texas A&M|
|13||McCown, Josh||QB||6-4||218||7/4/1979||14||Sam Houston State|
|Miller, Darrian (FA)||T||6-5||307||4/8/1993||2||Kentucky|
|51||Mingo, Barkevious||OLB||6-4||240||10/4/1990||4||Louisiana State|
|15||Moore, Marlon||WR||6-0||190||9/3/1987||7||Fresno State|
|Nassib, Carl||DE||6-6||273||4/12/1993||R||Penn State|
|Ogbah, Emmanuel||DE||6-4||275||11/6/1993||R||Oklahoma State|
|33||Poyer, Jordan||FS||6-0||191||4/25/1991||4||Oregon State|
|17||Pryor, Terrelle (FA)||WR||6-4||233||6/20/1989||4||Ohio State|
|Scott, Tim||DB||5-11||195||1/25/1993||1||North Carolina|
|9||Shaw, Connor||QB||6-1||210||9/19/1991||2||South Carolina|
|Tuggle, Justin||LB||6-3||249||1/4/1990||4||Kansas State|
|Watson, Terrell||RB||6-1||242||8/22/1993||1||Azusa Pacific|
|31||Whitner, Donte (FA)||SS||5-10||208||7/24/1985||11||Ohio State|
|22||Williams, Tramon||CB||6-0||192||3/16/1983||10||Louisiana Tech|
|Wynn, Dylan||DT||6-2||283||6/1/1993||1||Oregon State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
The Browns selected Cooper late in the third round because they were intrigued by his quick first step, according to the team website. His success hasn't surprised fellow Browns rookie lineman Dylan Wynn, who played against Cooper in college.
"Coop's been killing it," Wynn said. "He's a monster. He was just like that at Washington State ... He's a special player. He definitely got slept on in the draft and that's why he went third round. ... He just gets it done."
""That's a big statement," coach Pete Carroll told Seattle's 710 AM radio. "Everybody appreciates that. The fact that he's worked so hard shows he realizes his opportunity here. ... He's a very smart kid, and he doesn't get out of whack by the challenges out there, but at 350, he could be a little bit lighter."
Shelton is now back to the Browns and will participate in the veterans minicamp next week. It was important for him to acquire his degree before joining the NFL because of a promise he made to his mother.
“It's something on my checklist I need to do and it's something my mom required for me,” Shelton said. “She wanted me to have a degree before I went into the NFL. This is my way of kind of making her even more happy.”
Though Shelton’s last on-field action was the week after the draft, he's confident he won't miss a step as he begins to acclimate himself with the team.
“Coming in, I'm going to be mentally prepared,” Shelton said. “I'll have my plays down for sure and as far as being there physically, I'm not going to rush into things and start trying to dominate, create a dominant force right away. I'm going to work with the team.”
Orchard was limited in practice all week, but will suit up and presumably take on a meaningful snap count from the outside linebacker spot in the Week 13 contest.
Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.
The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).
Although the early-down reps were typically given to starter Isaiah Crowell, Johnson was used on most passing downs and ended up collecting the third most receiving yards on the team. His usage was limited early in the year, but he gradually found his role in the offense in a respectable rookie campaign. His production was often a bit too inconsistent for Johnson to be considered a reliable fantasy option, and that will seemingly be the case again in 2016, as the team will retain the services of Crowell. That being said, Johnson showed steady improvement this season, and one could certainly make a case that he deserves more touches in his sophomore campaign.
Pryor hasn't played quarterback since 2014, and he'll probably spend the remainder of his career -- however long it may last -- strictly working as a wide receiver. With Josh Gordon (suspension) in danger of missing a second straight season, Pryor should have a real opportunity to earn a significant role with the receiver-needy Browns. He'll be competing against the likes of Andrew Hawkins (concussion), Brian Hartline and Taylor Gabriel, with a rookie or two likely also in the mix. It's unclear who will be under center, as the Browns currently have both Robert Griffin and Josh McCown under contract, and they may add another arm in the upcoming draft.
To make matters worse, that single attempt resulted in Winston losing a fumble. The 26-year-old back was active for three games this season, primarily to provide an emergency option behind Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson following the release of Robert Turbin. Winston is on a team-friendly contract for another season, one in which he'll likely serve a similar role.
Wilkerson has missed the last three games with a toe injury and was a limited participant all week at practice.
The Jets are 10 1/2-point underdogs to the Patriots.
Davis figures to compete for a starting job at inside linebacker with the Browns, along with Chris Kirksey and Karlos Dansby. The 27-year-old Davis, who should bolster the Browns' run defense in 2016, recorded 90 tackle sand two sacks in 16 starts for the Jets this past season.
Per the report, McCown, who is coming off a broken collarbone, looked good during Tuesday's workout, while actually working before Griffin. That said, there is a solid chance that McCown could be traded or released by the Browns now that Griffin is on hand, so it's way too early to get a handle on the fantasy prospects of McCown, who turns 37 in July.
On Monday, it was widely reported that Gordon had failed a drug test in March. Both the A and B samples were revealed to have "traces of marijuana and dilute," and despite the former falling short of the threshold required for a positive test, his presence in Stage 3 of the drug program sealed his fate. Once Aug. 1 rolls around, Gordon will have the chance to reapply, though commissioner Roger Goodell is notorious for taking longer than the 60-day mandate for a response recommended under the current CBA. As a result, Gordon is in danger of missing his second season in a row.
With K'Waun Williams on the shelf due to a concussion, Gilbert will take the field to provide the team with depth in the secondary. He has a seemingly good chance of seeing a noteworthy amount of snaps, especially in dime packages and other passing situations.
Kirksey had five solo tackles and three assisted tackles in Sunday's loss to the Rams. This puts him at 37 total tackles for the season, making him Cleveland's third leading tackler. Should he keep up his solid production, Kirksey is at very least worth a look in many fantasy leagues.
Erving, who played at Florida State, is highly touted by former teammate and top-overall pick Jameis Winston.
“Not only was he my center, but he was my blindside as well,” said Winston at the NFC Rookie Symposium Play 60 event in Berea. “He’s a great player. He works hard. He is very excited to be (in Cleveland). I was FaceTiming the other day. He’s such a great person. I thank God every day he was protecting me at Florida State.
“Cam’s just a versatile player. He wanted to be able to show all of his talents. I think he played a big role, we had some young guys step up and he played a big role (in their development).”
The UCLA product led the Bruins in receptions and receiving yards in each of his last two seasons on campus, combining for 145 catches and 2,060 yards in that span. He has more speed than one would guess on tape given his thick frame, but he was able to run a 4.47 40-yard dash at the Combine. Payton does have some trouble reaching that maximum speed off the line, however, which could be a problem against NFL level press coverage. In all, he does fit a need for the Browns in that he offers some size and ability to work the intermediate routes opposite speed demon Corey Coleman.
Whitner was released by the Browns earlier this month, ending a two-year stint in Cleveland that included 187 total tackles. On the back of such production, Whitner has drawn interest from the Rams, who lost safety Rodney McLeon in free agency. With only three safeties on the Rams' current roster, Whitner could add valuable experience to Los Angeles' secondary, should a contract agreement surface from his visit.
Bibbs was able to make some noise during camp, but it was clear early on that Gary Barnidge would be the top pass catching option at the position. As such, Bibbs was inactive for nine of the first 10 games of the season, but did make the active roster for each game after the team's bye. Like fellow tight end Jim Dray, the 260-pound Bibbs is arguably just as useful as a blocker, so perhaps his time will come over the next couple seasons.
This was easily Williams' best game of the season, as he climbed to fourth on the Browns in tackles. Cleveland's defense isn't exactly an example to the league, but Williams is a valuable part of the Browns' game plan.
After Griffin signed a two-year, $15 million contract in late March, it was widely reported that his addition wouldn't necessarily preclude the Browns from taking a quarterback early in the draft. Instead, the team traded down in the first round multiple times, eventually selecting Baylor WR Corey Coleman at No. 15 overall. A Baylor product himself, Griffin is likely thrilled about how the draft turned out, with Cleveland further bolstering its receiving corps by selecting WR Ricardo Louis (4th round), TE Seth Devalve (4th), WR Jordan Payton (5th) and WR Rashard Higgins (5th) in the middle rounds. Though he'll presumably have to compete for the job, Griffin is the favorite to start in Week 1 for a rebuilding Browns team, as he offers greater long-term potential than either Kessler or 36-year-old Josh McCown.
Jennings was promoted from Cleveland's practice squad in early December, taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the placement of Brian Hartline (collarbone) and Andrew Hawkins (concussion) on IR. He was active for four total games and targeted in three, proving useful at a depleted slot position. The Browns will presumably add other wide receiver options during the draft, and that will factor in to whether or not Jennings is brought back in 2016.
The four defensive probables are linebackers Paul Kruger (illness) and Tank Carder (shoulder), safety Jordan Poyer (toe) and safety T.J. Ward (shoulder, illness). Punter Spencer Lanning (knee) is also probable.
Mingo has managed just seven sacks in three seasons since being the sixth overall pick in 2013, so it's no surprise that the Browns declined his option, which would have paid him around $12 million in 2017. As a result, Mingo will become an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming campaign, when he'll aim to improve his pass rushing numbers with the help of about 20 pounds of muscle added this offseason.
Williams was limited in practice all week, but that won't prevent him from suiting up for the season finale. The team will certainly welcome his service, having already lost Joe Haden (concussion) for the year and being without fellow corner Tramon Williams (concussion) on Sunday as well.
Gabriel may need surgery to repair his orbital socket, but this isn't an issue that's likely to impact his availability for offseason activities. Following a surprisingly effective rookie season in 2014, the former undrafted free agent caught just 28 passes for 241 yards on 48 targets in a miserable and injury-plagued sophomore campaign. Gabriel should have the inside track to a roster spot next season, though it's nearly impossible to say what the Cleveland offense might look like.
However, special teams coordinator Kevin O'Dea isn't as eager to just hand the job over to the rookie, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
"First of all, we're not going to hand it to Clay," O'Dea said. "We've got other guys that are undrafted that look pretty special to me, as well."
The Bucs were eighth in the league in 2014 in punt returns (10.8 yards per return). O'Dea said the only things missing were longer blocks and a dynamic returner.
"If you stay on your guy, he'll get to the house," O'Dea said. "That's the bottom line."
Bryant is not only suspended for the first quarter of this season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, but he was also indicted in February on felony drug charges. Despite those troubling off-field issues, Bryant will be with the Browns when their offseason program begins next month, even though his status with the team beyond then remains a bit more uncertain.
Bowe, who signed a two-year deal with the Browns prior to the 2015 season, that included $9 million in guaranteed money, only saw action in seven games this past season, catching five passes for 53 yards. He should catch on elsewhere on a prove-it sort of deal, but the veteran wideout, who turns 32 in September, has much to prove before re-entering the fantasy discussion.
Robert Griffin III (shoulder), Bashaud Breeland (thigh), Barry Coefield (shoulder), Tom Compton (knee), Will Compton (shoulder), Jackson Jeffcoat (calf), Kory Lichtensteiger (stinger) and Darrel Young (ankle) are all considered probable.
The Redskins are currently 5 1/2-point underdogs at home against the Cowboys.
Louis (6-foot-2, 215 pounds) is one of the most athletic receivers in the draft, boasting 4.43 speed, a 38-inch vertical and a 132-inch broad jump. Louis probably doesn't have great upside since he was a late bloomer at Auburn, never exceeding 325 receiving yards in a season prior to 2015, but he was all along a strong open-field runner, and his rare athleticism gives him a real chance to turn into a starting wideout in the NFL.
Haden had surgery last Friday to repair damage to cartilage and ligaments in his left ankle. The Pro Bowl cornerback reportedly injured himself during an offseason workout, but initially sprained the same ankle during his final regular season appearance Nov. 1. While the Browns were obviously disappointed to hear of Haden's injury and subsequent surgery, head of football operations Sashi Brown conceded it's "too early to tell" whether Haden will be ready for Cleveland's regular season opener, making his situation all the more frustrating.
Schobert is an inside linebacker for Cleveland's 3-4, but one who has more blitzing ability than the average inside linebacker. Playing outside in Wisconsin's 3-4, Schobert totaled 79 tackles and 9.5 sacks last year, as well as 19.5 tackles for loss.
Hawkins saw three or more targets in each of the team's first seven games before sustaining his first concussion. The slot receiver then sat the next two contests before returning for his best game of the year Week 10 against Pittsburgh, where he caught seven passes for 69 yards before sustaining yet another concussion. He'll presumably be cleared from concussion protocol for the start of the 2016 season, where Hawkins will remain under contract with the organization. The veteran will compete to earn back a starting job as a slot receiver next year.
Barnidge was one of the few bright spots in Cleveland in 2015, as his size relative to the other pass-catching options earned him plenty of targets in the offense (125). He made the most of those targets, shattering career-best marks in nearly every offensive category en route to earning a three-year contract extension in December. Regardless of the direction the new front office regime in Cleveland takes the franchise, Barnidge will once again be dealing with a young quarterback commanding the offense. That didn't prevent him from producing solid fantasy numbers in his age-31 season, however, and Barnidge will still presumably enter 2016 as a top-10 tight end option.
Mostert was a non-factor in Baltimore's offense and made only a marginal impact in the return game, so the team decided to remove him from the roster and add fellow running back Terrence Magee. The Ravens did activate him for seven games this season, so they may look to keep him around.
Bryant has 15 total tackles on the season, along with two sacks and four stuffs. He may not be taking the league by storm, but he is a reliable and solid player on a struggling Browns team.
Crowell also hauled in 19-of-22 targets for 182 yards and one receiving touchdown, but his pass-catching prowess was largely limited by the presence of rookie Duke Johnson, who was used much more frequently on passing downs. The 22-year-old Crowell racked up nearly 100 more rushing yards than he did in 2014, but reached the endzone on the ground half as many times. The presence of Johnson can partially explain that reduction, but a more significant factor is likely the overall offensive ineptitude, as Cleveland simply couldn't get any consistent quarterback play. Crowell remains under contract with the Browns through 2017, but will presumably be employed in a timeshare yet again next season, placing a limit on his overall fantasy upside.
Hughes, 26, was taken in the third round (87th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was limited to only five games (three starts) last season due to an MCL injury. He has tallied 44 tackles and four sacks in his first 36 career games with the Browns.
The team sent their seventh-round pick to the 49ers in order to secure Lee. In a corresponding move, the Browns released punter Spencer Lanning to make room on the roster for Lee.
“We’ve said all along that we are going to be deliberate in our pursuit to acquire talent that we feel can improve our roster,” Browns general manager Ray Farmer said. “Andy Lee has consistently been a top punter in this league. We are excited to be able to add a punter of his caliber to our team.
“We wish Spencer the best. He has done a solid job for our team and has also been an outstanding representative for our organization off the field.”
Lee has averaged at least 46.2 yards per punt in every season since 2007, peaking at 50.9 in 2011. He had served in that capacity with San Francisco for the last 11 years, but the team used a fifth-round selection in the 2015 draft to take Clemson punter Bradley Pinion, signaling the end of Lee's tenure with the 49ers.
“I'm excited about my new start and becoming a member of the Cleveland Browns,” Lee said. “I've heard so many good things about the city of Cleveland and the loyalty and passion of the fans from my former teammate Phil Dawson. I've also heard some very positive things about the type of organization and team the Browns are building so my family and I are very much looking forward to becoming a part of it.”
Davis failed to throw a touchdown while getting picked off three times in his two starts for Cleveland this season. The former Rams quarterback struggled mightily in place of Johnny Manziel (concussion) this week, and his ineptitude allowed Pittsburgh to sneak into the playoffs.
Bitonio is 6-foot-4, 302 pounds. He was a tackle in college, but he could also play guard for the Browns if needed.
Bitonio started his last 38 games, including 26 at right tackle and 12 at left tackle. According to one stats service, since the beginning of the 2012 season, he gave up only one quarterback pressure and two sacks and was penalized only five times through a span of 2,054 snaps.
He has the chance to compete for a starting job in training camp and could play left guard for the Browns this year.
Johnson appeared in all 12 games for the Browns this year, but his season will come to an early end due to a groin injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. Offensive lineman Darrian Miller was signed to take Johnson's place on the roster.
The third-year corner filled in for an injured Tashaun Gipson, proving his worth with five solo tackles and six assisted tackles on the day. Despite the solid performance, the reserve has yet to prove himself as a starter in the Browns' defense, meaning that he will most likely not be a strong fantasy option just yet.
Bowie is itching to get started. He missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury after starting for Seattle on its Super Bowl title team in 2013. He is seeking to stay in tip-top shape in an attempt to land a starting spot on a Cleveland line that is the strength of the team.
"It's up to them to decide who is the best five," Bowie told the team website. "All I can do is take care of my business. Hopefully I can get a shot. That's what I'm working for."
Bowie participated fully in the offseason program, working mostly with the second team at right tackle. That will likely be the spot at which he competes for a starting job. Incumbent Mitchell Schwartz has not performed particularly well there and Mike Pettine has vowed there will be competition all over the field in camp.
Hartline was contained to an exercise bike at Tuesday's iteration of drills, but an increase in activity level just two days later is an encouraging sign in his recovery from a season-ending broken collarbone. In a receiving corps populated by the likes of Andrew Hawkins (concussion), Gary Barnidge, and little other established talent, Hartline will have every opportunity to make his mark in 2016.
The Browns get arguably the top wideout prospect in the draft, and they piled up a boatload of picks in the process. After moving from No. 2 to No. 8 and No. 8 to No. 15, the Browns have the capital to really build up their roster. Coleman's immediate fantasy value in Cleveland is unclear, but there's a strong possibility he's already better than any receiver on the roster, in which case he could earn a significant number of targets right away. Coleman's athleticism profile really is quite similar to Odell Beckham's, and he's a top dynasty target despite the less than ideal landing spot.
In response to the notion that Kessler isn't in the mix to make a run at the assignment, Brown noted, "I beg to differ with that. I do think Cody is a guy that I would not want to sleep on at all if I wanted to be the starting quarterback of the Browns." With that in mind, Kessler joins a QB depth chart that currently also rosters presumed starter Robert Griffin, as well as Josh McCown, Austin Davis and Connor Shaw. While it would be a big upset to see Kessler overtake Griffin in the short-term, Brown's comments indicate that the team's plans for Kessler are not limited to grooming him for backup duties at the NFL level. Meanwhile, when it comes time to thin out the team's crowded QB situation, it continues to appear likely that the 36-year-old McCown is a candidate to land elsewhere.
That leaves Miami running back Duke Johnson , the Browns' third-round pick, as the only one of their twelve draft picks that is still unsigned.
Thomas had his right knee and ankle examined on the sidelines before walking off the field and into the training room. The injury is not expected to be serious, and an MRI was ruled to be unnecessary.
"Uh, yeah, we'll know more,'' coach Mike Pettine said. "I don't think it's any serious. Yeah, normal (tests). Just getting checked.''
Ogbah's athleticism might be a bit more linear than the ideal for an edge rusher, but his straight-line explosiveness and power check out quite well, and he was very productive at Oklahoma State, posting double-digit sacks each of the last two years. At 6-foot-4, 273 pounds, Ogbah did well for himself at the Combine by logging a 4.63-second 40, 35.5-inch vertical and 121-inch broad jump. He might be comparable to someone like Whitney Mercilus.
Solomon's injury occurred on the fourth play from scrimmage Sunday, and he was later carted from the sideline to the locker room. With the loss of their run-stopping linebacker, the Browns went on to give up 154 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries. In the wake of Solomon's absence, Barkevious Mingo, Nate Orchard, and Armonty Bryant could see more action.
Kindred (5-foot-10, 207 pounds) was a leading contributor on a tough TCU defense the last two years, and he tested above the average at the Combine by running a 4.50-second 40-yard dash and adding 37.5-inch vertical and 123-inch broad jumps. In a thin Cleveland safety rotation, Kindred could push for a starting role early on as a rookie.
Among those moves was the placement of guard Trey Hopkins on the reserve/injured list with a leg issue. Rookie quarterback AJ McCarron was put on the reserve/non-football injury list with a shoulder problem.
The Bengals also cut the following offensive players: tackles Dan France and Will Svitek, wide receivers Colin Lockett and Cobi Hamilton, center Trevor Robinson and running backs James Wilder and Nikita Whitlock.
Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris will begin serving a two-game drug suspension handed dowsn by the league.
Moore may have set a career mark with seven total receptions, but his main contributions to the Browns came on special teams. He was frequently active over the likes of Dwayne Bowe for that reason. Moore will return to Cleveland for his seventh professional season in 2016, where he appears in line to serve in a similar role.
Shaw suffered the injury during Thursday's preseason game and he will need surgery to correct the issue.
"I feel for Connor because he has worked extremely hard," Browns coach Mike Pettine said. "He's a competitor and has had a great offseason and a good camp so far. He is good for the quarterback room and it's unfortunate that this injury won't allow him to compete."
Manziel might not see jail time for this, but by now his reputation is fractured to the point that there just isn't a obvious way for him to get his NFL career back on track. Agent Drew Rosenhaus isn't known for being especially scrupulous with who he takes on as clients -- he represents Greg Hardy, after all -- but Rosenhaus dropped Manziel earlier in April, giving reason to doubt any recent progress on Manziel's part. Manziel arguably wouldn't be much of a prospect at this point even if his character were entirely clean, so the fact that he carries an exceptionally disturbing history makes him appear unlikely to see the field from this point.
Higgins was one of the most productive receivers in college football history at Colorado State, but his combination of a lean frame and modest athleticism undermined his stock. Still, he's very comparable to players like Tyler Boyd and Tajae Sharpe, both of whom were selected far earlier. Higgins might be worth a later pick in dynasty rookie drafts, as he could easily turn out better than Ricardo Louis and Jordan Payton.
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