College: Western Kentucky
Position: Tight end
College Stats: 68 receptions, 1,054 receiving yards, 14 touchdowns, 15.5 yards per play
Brandon Doughty was the face of the WKU offense, and rightly so. But, under every great man is his security blanket, and that's exactly what Higbee was for Doughty. If the Tops needed a big conversion, or a a big chunk of yards, more often than not Higbee was the man to turn to, and more often than not, he would come through. Even thought Doughty was the man behind the offense, it's been Higbee who, for a couple of years now, has been spoken of more highly in terms of potential NFL Draft prospect. Welp, here we are!
Who's gonna take him, and where?
Unlike guys in the past, like Bobby Rainey, Doyle and even Doughty this year, Higbee is NFL ready right now, and could feasibly start at second on the depth chart, if not be the starting man if a team desperately needs someone. He's being looked at by some good teams - the Bengals have scouted him, the Packers have drawn interest and I even saw something about maybe the Patriots even being interested. If you asked me three weeks ago, I say Higbee goes in the late third/early fourth rounds. But now, in light of his legal issues (which I won't discuss here), I think he slides, but not as far as some think. He'll still go before the sixth. Lets say, just to make things interesting, Higbee goes
In the beginning of the fifth round to the Cincinnati Bengals.