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(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) Tee Higgins
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Tee Higgins (Clemson)

Testing is one of the interesting parts of player evaluations before the NFL Draft. Some prospects dominate the testing and drastically improve their stock.

For Tee Higgins, testing was not nearly as kind as he hoped it would be. He did not perform well at his Pro Day and he appears set to slide out of the first round.

Assuming the Vikings address other needs with their first-round picks, they will still have plenty of options later in the draft. Higgins is likely going to be taken outside of the first round, but he would be a very considerable option on Day 2.

While testing was not favorable for the former Clemson star, the film tells a much different story. Higgins was consistently one of the best vertical threats in the nation, averaging 18.1 yards per catch throughout his career. He hauled in 25 touchdown passes over his last two seasons with Clemson and he added one on the ground.

Higgins wins on the outside with sweet feet and strong hands. His ability to highpoint the ball on the perimeter makes him a dangerous weapon on the outside. His biggest concern is winning off the line of scrimmage due to a slim frame and an inability to beat heavy press coverage.

There is a real possibility that Higgins slides to the Vikings at the 58th pick in the second round. If that happens, Minnesota might have to send in that card immediately.