Tee Higgins declares for NFL Draft

NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA- JANUARY 13 Tee Higgins #5 of the Clemson Tigers dives to score a touchdown against the LSU Tigers during the second quarter in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome

Clemson WR Tee Higgins scored the first rushing TD of his career on Monday night. More

Former Oak Ridge football star and Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins just announced he will enter the 2020 NFL Draft. He's the first Clemson underclassman to declare for the draft after the Tigers' loss to LSU on Monday night. He announced his intentions via social media Wednesday. Because of Clemson I now have the opportunity to do that.

From the title game to the 2020 NFL Draft. In CBS Sports' latest Mock Draft, the organization projected Higgins being taken by the Philadelphia Eagles with No. 21 overall pick. His senior season was the best of his career, catching 59 balls for a career-high 1,167 yards and 13 touchdowns. Most franchises and scouts have him listed by CeeDee Lamb (Oklahoma), Jerry Jeudy (Alabama) and Henry Ruggs III (Alabama). He averaged almost 20 yards per catch in 2020 as he had 1,167 yards and 13 touchdowns. The wide receiver recorded three catches for 52 yards and an impressive 36-yard end around carry for a score. It was his first rushing attempt of the season.

A dynamic pass-catcher with a rare combination of size, length, athleticism and body control, Higgins is widely considered to be one of the top receiver prospects in this year's draft class.

Other Clemson underclassmen who could declare for the 2020 National Football League draft include RB Travis Etienne, LB Isaiah Simmons and CB A.J. Terrell.

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