- BProjectionRound 5
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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.