BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as both a receiver and return specialist since his sophomore campaign. Pass catching numbers last season included 82/1,319/13 when he also averaged 23.4 yards on 12 punt returns, adding two more scores.
POSITIVES: Explosive athlete with the ability to break games open in a variety of ways. Quick getting to top speed, displays sharpness running routes and gets separation from defenders. Uses his frame to protect the pass and extends to pull the ball from the air.
NEGATIVES: Does not consistently win out in battles against larger opponents. Has a history of back problems. Does not present himself as a consistent deep threat.
ANALYSIS: A tremendous athlete who strikes fear in opposing defensive backs, Higgins offers immense potential for the next level. Needs to improve his playing strength without losing quickness, yet shows a relatively complete game and could be an outstanding slot receiver.