New Orleans Saints: 5 receivers to target in the 2020 NFL Draft

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Tee Higgins

Higgins is one player on this list that may or may not be on the board when the Saints get their turn, but if he is then he would be an absolute steal.

Some analysts have lowered Higgins on their draft board because he sat out some games with injury concerns while Clemson was dominating their regular season. However, when he played the absolutely dominated.

Higgins finished his 2019 campaign with 59 receptions, 1,167 yards, and 13 touchdowns, as well as a 36-yard rushing score against LSU in the National Championship. Higgins is a player who has scoring capabilities on any play, especially in the red zone.

His great size and spatial awareness make him a mismatch for most defenders, even at the NFL level.

For most of his college career, there was hesitation about Higgins because of his tall frame and lack of weight. Usually, players his size are around 230, but Higgins was 190 at one point.

Currently, he is listed as 215 on ESPN. So it is shown that he has the ability to put weight on and grow into his frame, especially with weight training and nutrition advice from an NFL staff. Higgins could be the perfect X receiver in the modern NFL and an instant booster to the Saints’ offense.