Four 2020 NFL Draft prospects for the Vikings to watch in Week 15

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(Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) Tee Higgins
(Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) Tee Higgins /

Tee Higgins – WR (Clemson)

vs. #23 Virginia

  • When: Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
  • TV: ABC

Tee Higgins started the season as a potential top-10 prospect. Despite playing at an insane level, Clemson has not received as much hype as they deserve. Higgins has been lost in the shuffle of 2020 wide receivers because of guys like Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb, and Henry Ruggs III. Don’t get it confused, Higgins should still be a first-round prospect.

This season, Higgins has caught 43 passes for 900 yards and 10 touchdowns. He is averaging a sensational 20.9 yards per reception for the Tigers.

He is a winner on the outside with strong hands and some sweet feet. His routes are enough to shake defenders and create space before the catch. He also does a good job of high-pointing the ball and posing as a dangerous deep threat for his quarterback.

Higgins is 6-foot-4, but he plays with speed, especially down the field. His athleticism and size combination makes for an unfair advantage on offense. My biggest concern is his lack of bulk, which impacts his ability to win at the line of scrimmage at times.

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There are so many talented wide receivers to choose from this year. If the Vikings believe they need to jump the gun and select one early, Higgins would be a fun option. Having him as the third receiver would put defenses in a difficult position.