Draft Profile: RB Karan Higdon, Michigan

By: Steve Johnson

Karan Higdon, RB, Michigan

5’9 1/8″ 206 lbs

30 3/4″ arms. 9 5/8″ hands.


D.O.B. 9/8/96

4.49 40 34″ Vert. 123″ Broad Jump. 21 Bench Reps.

6.72 3 Cone Drill 4.10 20 yard Shuttle


2015: 3 games. 11 car, 19 yards; 1 rec, 3 yards

2016: 12 games. 72 car, 425 yards, 6 TDs

2017: 13 games. 164 car, 994 yards, 11 TDs; 8 rec, 101 yards

2018: 11 games. 224 car, 1178 yards, 10 TDs; 7 rec, 43 yards

Misc. Stats:

Accolades: 2017 Third-team All-Big Ten, 2018 First-team All-Big 10


History: Three-star recruit from Sarasota, FL. Attended Riverview High School. Sat out the Orange Bowl to prepare for the Draft.

Strengths: Offers some cut ability inside the box. When he gets into the open filed, he offers some good cutback running ability. Experience in a pro-style system. Team captain. Hits the hole hard, doesn’t have fear in between the tackles. Has good long speed.

Weaknesses: Limited by size. Although well built, he is barely 5’9. Lacks lower body strength and leg drive. Goes down too easy, doesn’t bring a lot of power. Limited in pass pro, mainly due to size/strength. Had only 16 career receptions.

Overview: A one cut runner with decent vision and good game speed. He ultimately lacks size, strength, and burst. Higdon was rarely used in the pass game, and doesn’t offer a ton in pass pro. He’s a backup with limited upside, that can handle some spell carries.

Draft Projection: 4th Round

Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.35

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