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2016 NFL Draft: Colorado State WR Rashard Higgins selected by Cleveland Browns

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"Hollywood" heads to Ohio after two stellar campaigns in Fort Collins.

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With the 172nd pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Colorado State Rams wide receiver Rashard Higgins. Higgins, 6'2" and 190 pounds, was rated as both the ninth-best player at his position and the 60th-best player overall, according to Mocking The Draft.

After an All-American campaign in 2014, in which he led the Mountain West with 96 catches, 1750 yards and 17 touchdowns, Higgins's production came back to earth last year with a new quarterback in a new offensive system. However, he still managed to grab 75 passes for 1062 yards and eight scores.

His fall to the third day of the draft is somewhat curious, though teams may have had lingering concerns about how his size and lack of top-end speed would play at the highest level. It may cause him some problems against press coverage, against larger NFL corners, though there's little doubt about his hands and ability to make tough catches. You can learn more about his strengths and weaknesses in our scouting report here.

Nonetheless, the Browns have shown some savvy decision-making through the last few days, and Higgins could quietly become one of the steals of the draft. However, he'll have some competition in the rebuilt WR rotation, as he is the fifth receiver selected by Cleveland this weekend, joining first-round selection Corey Coleman, fourth-rounder Ricardo Louis and fifth-round picks Seth DeValve and Jordan Payton.