One rookie is suddenly a potential early contributor for the Philadelphia Eagles.
If you read ITI rather consistently (and thank you to everyone who does), you know that we’ve been on the John Hightower train since April. This dude can ball.
Forget all of the stuff about the level of competition he played and what conference he was in. After seeing him rack up 1,447 yards on 82 snags over the course of 23 games at the collegiate level, after seeing his NFL Scouting Combine workout, and after watching what he’s done on grass during training camp, we’re ready to anoint this guy as someone who might be the next big thing in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’.
Hightower stands at six-foot-two and tips the scales at 190 pounds. He’s about an inch shorter than Alshon Jeffery and a little under 20 pounds lighter. Oh, and he’s got a set of wheels.
Jeffery’s out, Reagor’s out, and despite returning to practice on September 1st, Quez Watkins was out a day later too. Don’t be surprised if Hightower is on the field early in often come Week 1.