Fast facts: Learn more about Dolphins TE Elijah Higgins, Miami’s sixth-round draft pick

The Miami Dolphins selected Stanford wide receiver/tight end Elijah Higgins on Saturday with their sixth-round draft pick. Here’s what you need to know about Higgins, who was born in Florida and has extended family in the Tampa area:

Elijah Higgins

Pos./round: Receiver, tight end/sixth (No. 197)

School: Stanford

Year: Senior

Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 235

Hometown: Austin, Tx.

Comment: Higgins is a guy who has position versatility between slot wide receiver and tight end, and in that way he could stir the creative juices of coach/offensive play-caller Mike McDaniel. …

Higgins totaled 59 receptions for 704 yards and two touchdowns last season. …

Higgins is a good route-runner and has good hands and toughness. …

Higgins doesn’t have outstanding speed and doesn’t show a knack to separate from defenders as a wide receiver, which might be one reason he’s being shifted to tight end in the NFL. …

He has good, but not great athletic ability as his 4.54-second 40-yard dash and 35″ vertical jump attest. …

Higgins said most other teams told him he’d be used as a tight end. He said he’s an aggressive blocker who was used largely as a slot receiver and seam-route runner at Stanford.


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