Karan Higdon, RB, Michigan #22

5085, 205, 4.50


Notes: From Sarasota, FL. Initially committed to Iowa, but flipped to Michigan after a campus visit to Ann Arbor. Played in 3 games, rushing 11-19 and caught 1-3, as a freshman in 2015. Played in 12 games at tailback, rushing 72-425-6, in 2016. Played in 13 games, rushing 164-994-11 and caught 8-131, in 2017. Has his degree.

Positives: Excellent vision, quickness and big-play burst. Nimble with quick feet and agility. Outstanding balance, determination and cutting ability. Consistently makes defenders miss. Natural run instincts. Reads and follows his blocking superbly. Darting and explosive in the open field. Has speed to the edge. Sees the field extremely well and has a knack for finding daylight. Strong and tough for size. Has added bulk and can pick up extra yards after contact. Runs with decisiveness, seldom dancing or giving ground laterally. Catches the ball well. Understands blitz pickups. Has been durable.

Negatives: Short and has some size limitations as a blocker. Lacks true tackling-breaking power. Diminutive pass target and has not been frequently utilized as a receiver. Could use continued development in the passing game. Occasionally gets caught from behind.

Summary: Somewhat undersized, but has all the characteristics you look for in a runner. Solid Day 2 pick.

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