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Tyler Higbee Of Western Kentucky Is Selected By The Rams With The #110 Overall Pick of the 2016 NFL Draft

A very productive player in Conference USA, WKU tight end Tyler Higbee can add another accomplishment to his career: NFL Draftee.

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One of the best tight ends in college football last season, Western Kentucky tight end Tyler Higbee is now part of the NFL after gettting selected #110 by the Los Angeles Rams.

Higbee is just smooth as all get out, man. He dropped just one pass this year and is just a monster on the field. He averaged 15.5 yards per play over his four years on the Hill, got to learn under Jack Doyle (now with the Indianapolis Colts) and Mitchell Henry (who's now with the Denver Broncos) before he got to truly take over the show.

WKU has a "next-man-up," tradition - as good as Doyle was, and as really good as Henry was, Higbee is even better. More so an offensive weapon than an asset (that is, he's more useful to give the ball to as opposed to blocking, since he is a converted wide receiver), he's drawn comparisons to Jordan Cameron and Ladarius Green.

Higbee will have to work on his blocking to see significant playing time as a rookie, but the opening for playing time is there after the Rams let Jared Cook go in the offseason.

Congratulations to Tyler Higbee and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on sending another player to the NFL.