Listed as a WR at 6′-3″ 235 LBS Elijah Higgins was drafted in the 6th round in today’s draft with the 197th pick by Miami. Many project him as a TE on the next level, he is obviously very smart, but he also has a good personality to boot. He has good hands and a decent blocker with room for improvement.
It will be interesting to see how Miami utilizes him. Here are some comments about him I found online:
Stanford WR-potential pass-catching tight end Elijah Higgins (6-3, 238, 4.54 speed, 35 vertical, 10-6 broad jump, 59 catches, 704 yards, two touchdowns 2022) visited #Dolphins, heavy interest from #49ers #Vikings #Dolphins #Titans, workouts or Zooms with nearly every NFL team
Higgins (6-3, 235 pounds) was a standout during his senior season at Stanford, starting all 12 games and leading all Cardinal receivers with 704 receiving yards with two touchdowns, averaging 59 yards a game.
“While teams might see him as a big possession receiver with limitations, he appears to have the necessary tools to become a dynamic F tight end with the ability to work all three levels of the field. Higgins has average ball skills but can run a more robust route tree than most tight ends. Also, he has the frame and technique to be an adequate run blocker in space. He might never be more than a backup at receiver but could blossom for an offense ready to plug him into two tight end sets.”
“Good route runner, worked hard at it,” Ables recalled. “Great hands but probably the thing that stood out even more was that he was a smart young man, good student, great personality, very likable and very coachable.”
“He’s got it all, you know. He’s got the size, the speed, great hands, he’s smart, he’s got good character. I mean, what else can you ask for?” Ables said.