2020 NFL Draft: 5 most criminally underrated players

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2. John Hightower, WR, Boise State

Wide receiver John Hightower from Boise State has a number of detractors leading into the NFL Draft. For starters he’s a bit undersized in terms of weight, checking in at 189 pounds at the combine with a 6-foot-1 frame that demands a bit more bulk.

Second, this appears to be the deepest wide receiver draft in recent memory, which will always hurt the stock of anyone not in the top five or so, and especially if they aren’t from a powerhouse school.

Finally, his small frame makes it difficult for him to catch the ball in traffic with any consistency. An NFL strength training regimen should help that almost immediately.

The former track star, who started college on a track scholarship, uses his speed to burst off the line and through opposing secondaries. His 4.43 40-yard dash was actually slower than many expected and his game film suggests he plays faster than that regularly.

Hightower has been projected as a low third round pick or early day three pick. In any other draft, Hightower is a late second-rounder. The depth of the draft will massively benefit the team that takes the former Bronco.