By and large, the production received rave reviews from fans and those across the league.

shortly after the Cincinnati Bengals selected Tee Higgins, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Scouting Higgins: Higgins isn’t a difficult evaluation, but he could be a tough valuation depending on how your NFL team operates. After controversy over an NFL draft graphic about Tee Higgins, ESPN says it will "self-scout" airing tragic or traumatic player facts in the future. His name is Jordan Love and we detail his strengths and weaknesses. Agreed Magoobee, this isn’t a guy who I think should be on the first 2 round radar for the Bucs … probably no WR should be.

Please go to our YourTube channel and subscribe to, #Bucs TE @cambamgram celebrates his TD from @tombr, #Bucs TE @dajuice_80 hauls in a @tombrady touchdow, #Bucs RB @leonardfournette in his way to the end z. Would love your thoughts, please comment. Something he’ll have to improve on is consistently using his size and strength to gain optimal position on cornerbacks in all contested situations, especially after posting a 31-inch vertical at his pro day that will have teams questioning how well his high-point abilities will translate to the next level. Why are you showing Higgins, he is not worth pick 14 and will not be around at 47? Follow our fan IG community @bucs.wave https://youtu.be/C4xTk7EX23Q, Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network.

Bucs Fit: Higgins fits the physical profile the Bucs tend to gravitate towards at receiver, but they would be far better served finding a weapon that would add something more unique to their passing attack than Higgins. ... Our intention wasn’t to offend him in any way, and to put up something that we felt was important to him in his growth and his journey. "I think our heart was in the right place as far as what we were trying to accomplish," he said. Wouldn’t mind getting him in the 3rd round if he fell that far. On tape here are clear ways he can win as a receiver, both in the air and with the ball in his hands, but if you struggle to separate and don’t have elite speed, you better physically beat the heck out of defensive backs and show some extreme nuance to your routes/releases. PewterReport.com prides itself on being the most complete, comprehensive news source covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and delivering inside scoop on the team found nowhere else. NFL draft: What the Packers are getting in Jordan Love. He has really good contact balance to stay up through some pretty square hits, and he runs with a purpose when the ball is in his hands. Press coverage often got hands on him, slowing his release and preventing him from gaining position vertically. to pull off the league's 2020 draft remotely this past weekend.

Share this article 453 shares share tweet text email link Patrick Conn. March 9, 2020 2:03 pm ET. Releases are a component of wide receiver play that can definitely improve, but Higgins really struggled to win with his feet or with his hands off the snap. Overall, Markman said highlighting a family death or another obstacle was done to demonstrate what certain players overcame to reach their dreams. Statistical Profile: There were flashes of brilliance during Higgins’ 17-catch, 2-TD freshman year that got people excited, but full-time work wouldn’t come until 2018. Scouting Higgins: Higgins isn’t a difficult evaluation, but he could be a tough valuation depending on how your NFL team operates.He’s at his best in the air, sky-scraping for high throws with his impressive length and strong hands. I just don’t see sudden or explosive movements in routes and releases for me to trust that Higgins is going to be open consistently, against all matchups and coverage schemes in the NFL. The final bullet point highlighted that Higgins' mother fought drug addiction for 16 years. In-depth #Bucs coverage for over 30 years.
Higgins fits the physical profile the Bucs tend to gravitate towards at receiver, but they would be far better served finding a weapon that would add something more unique to their passing attack than Higgins. Ledyard’s NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Tee Higgins. Higgins might sneak into the 2nd round to be honest. The NFL, ESPN and NFL Network combined to pull off the league's 2020 draft remotely this past weekend. "It’s not the right thing to do in a bullet-point graphic about a player that just appears on the screen like that. Most of the time YAC receivers are great athletes in space, but Higgins is more creative and physical than anything else.

Not sure why he was being mocked to go into the early first round but I guess that is possible? I love the weekend content and what you have brought to Pewter Report Jon, just wish some of these draft profiles were focused elsewhere. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft. You can’t give it the proper context, even though our announcers tried to. This is a good receiver class. But the graphic was a mistake.". He’s at his best in the air, sky-scraping for high throws with his impressive length and strong hands.

His YAC ability would be welcome in Tampa, as would his ability to play all three receiver spots, but I think there are even better receivers with the ball in their hands and certainly better downfield threats in this class, making Higgins a little redundant in Tampa Bay. That was our intention. We sure as hell need some depth at receiver.

His YAC ability would be welcome in Tampa, as would his ability to play all three receiver spots, but I think there are even better receivers with the ball in their hands and certainly better downfield threats in this class, making Higgins a little redundant in Tampa Bay. Don’t understand how this Tee Higgins catch is humanly possible with the ball moving at that speed pic.twitter.com/ojhYqlgKdq, — Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) February 7, 2020.

Given the box other needs I don’t see a receiver being in the mix until the fourth or fifth rounds. 2020 NFL draft: Tee Higgins scouting report. "We tried to personalize the players and kind of celebrate some of the obstacles they’ve had to overcome in their lives to get to this point. Markman expanded upon his statement regarding the Higgins graphic during a conversation with The Athletic. 2020 NFL Draft: Clemson WR Tee Higgins scouting report The 2020 NFL Draft is stacked with talent at the wide receiver position and Tee Higgins has been a known commodity for quite a while, but I wanted to dig deeper into what makes him a top receiver in this draft. For all the things that are easy to get excited about with Higgins, his limitations in those areas would keep me from drafting him in the range he’s currently being projected, especially after a dismal pro day performance. I am sure Bucs will pick up one. SportsPulse: There were whispers all offseason that the Packers could draft Aaron Rodgers successor. Higgins mentality and strength with the ball in his hands are traits that will allow him to be more than just a jump ball guy, but he doesn’t have the breakaway speed to be the scoring threat other YAC receivers are. It was a mistake and we apologize for it," Markman said in a statement provided to media outlets. Most of his damage down the field will be done in tight windows with his ability to play above-the-rim at a high level. Either way this is a deep WR draft and coming away with another WR to add to the current WR corps would be huge. Higgins’ body control is among the best in the class, and it shows at all areas of the field – along the sideline, in the end zone, and vertically between the numbers. "We want our draft coverage to personalize players and, where appropriate, acknowledge the obstacles they’ve had to overcome on their journey to the NFL. While Higgins gobbles up contested catches at an outstanding rate, he also struggles to separate from man coverage, especially at the line of scrimmage. It’s something we should self-scout for the future. We didn’t want to be Debbie Downer, but we wanted to show how some of the players overcame major issues in their lives.".
“The Tee Higgins graphic should not have aired. Higgins can win down the field, but he’s not a burner, and doesn’t have the acceleration to run by cornerbacks in an instant. © 2020 PewterReport.com All Rights Reserved.

“I heard [the criticism],” he said. It’s something we can examine.

Realistic WRs that would be perfect for the Bucs: James Proche WR SMU (will be available at 117 and probably 139 – Great Hands besides WR also PR) Lynn Bowden WR Kentucky (will be available at 117 and probably 139 (but seems to be moving up he board) – Converted QB – poor man’s Edelman) Antonio Gibson WR Memphis (should be available at 161 – could be slot receiver or 3rd down RB – poor man’s James White) – Love this guy.… Read more ». Over Higgins’ final two seasons at Clemson he grabbed 59 passes each year for 25 total touchdowns, going over 1,100 yards as a junior. "Maybe how (San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle) Javon Kinlaw drew inspiration from growing up homeless, or a player overcoming a father’s suicide to achieve his dream,” he told NBC Sports. He doesn’t have the suddenness to break away from man coverage on every rep however, and his issues with getting off early contact can continue at the top of his route as well. That aspect of the production may not be around in 2021, ESPN senior vice president for production Seth Markman told NBC Sports. I would like to see write ups on potential 2nd round IOL and DL/DE… Blacklock, Gallimore, Okwara, Uche etc. “It’s not unfair.

There’s some stiffness to Higgins as a mover, but he does a nice job of selling deception in his route breaks against off coverage, getting his feet, eyes and hips angled one way to manipulate defenders before snapping off in another direction.

This graphic lacked proper context.”.

Most of the controversy stemmed from the graphic that aired shortly after the Cincinnati Bengals selected Tee Higgins with the first pick of the second round Friday. Just my opinion. But viewers likely agree on one criticism — ESPN highlighting the sometimes tragic, sometimes traumatic facts about a prospect's personal history.