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2019 NFL Draft

Karan Higdon

RB/Michigan

  • B
    6.40
    Projection
    Round 5
  • YearSenior
  • Height5-9
  • Weight206
  • Hand9 ⅝
  • Arm30
  • 40-yard4.49
  • Bench21
  • Vertical34.0
  • Broad123.0
  • 3-coneN/A
  • 20-yardN/A
  • 60-yardN/A
    YearGPCOMPATTPCTYDSYPATDSINTATTYDSYPCTDSRECYDSYPCTDSTKLTFLSACKPDFFFRPBUINTYDSPUNTSYDSAVGLNGFGMFGAPCTLNGXPMXPAPCT
    2015 3 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 11 19 1.7 0 1 3 3.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2016 12 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 72 425 5.9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2017 13 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 164 994 6.1 11 8 131 16.4 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2018 11 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 224 1178 5.3 10 7 43 6.1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    TOTALS39000%000047126165.6271617711.1000.00.00000000000000%0000%

    Strong Points: Michigan's feature back the past two years. Strong and explosive. Quick starter. Runs low with good vision. Strength to pick up yards after initial contact. Not a speedster but quick burst to come out of cuts and get corner turned. Good hands.

    Weak Points: Short. Average top-end speed for the position. Inconsistent pass blocker. Mostly used on check downs in the passing game and not a downfield receiving threat. Not overly resourceful -- needs help on big runs.

    The Way We See It: Higdon was very productive the past two seasons, running for 2,172 yards and 21 touchdowns. He has good hands but was not used much as a receiver, where his production usually came on check downs. Despite Higdon's lack of size, he is best as a tough, powerful and determined between-the-tackles runner. He has good vision and decision-making ability, but he isn't overly creative, requiring a seam to spring. He can be effective outside when his blocking complies. Higdon produced some long runs, albeit mostly the result of him having a hole and clean sailing, not because he made them happen. He projects as a rotational NFL backup with some limitations.

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