John Hightower
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The Eagles took Hightower with a fifth-round pick in this year's draft as they continued to stock their receiver stable with speed. Opposing defenses will need to be wary of his ability to blow by the secondary with his 4.43 40 speed and 1.49 10-yard split times. The road to playing time got a bit easier after Marquise Goodwin opted out of the 2020 season, but Hightower still seems most likely to fill a depth role as a rookie, potentially competing with sixth-round pick Quez Watkins to serve as a part-time deep threat. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.6 million contract with the Eagles in July of 2020.
Posts 10 catches in rookie season
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
January 20, 2021
Hightower caught 10 of his 29 targets for 167 yards across 13 games during the 2020 season.
ANALYSIS
Since Hightower often functioned as a downfield threat for Philadelphia, he didn't draw many high-percentage targets as a rookie, though he didn't help himself by dropping three passes. Hightower did most of his damage in the first half of the season when many of the Eagles' receivers were banged up, but he became a healthy scratch for three of Philadelphia's last four games, with fellow rookie Quez Watkins passing him up on the depth chart. Hightower will almost certainly have to fight for a roster spot in training camp this summer.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do John Hightower's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
49.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.84
 
% Team Air Yards
12.6%
 
% Team Targets
5.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
22.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
34.5%
 
Drop Rate
10.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.0
 
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55249%
51045%
34531%
20218%
17916%
14113%
11911%
585%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 John Hightower Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do John Hightower's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.21 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.07 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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More Fantasy News
Healthy scratch again Sunday
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Coach's Decision
December 27, 2020
Hightower (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 16 tilt against the Cowboys, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Inactive Week 15
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Coach's Decision
December 20, 2020
Hightower (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
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Healthy scratch Week 14
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
Coach's Decision
December 13, 2020
Hightower (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 14 tilt against the Saints.
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Fails to catch two targets
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
December 8, 2020
Hightower didn't catch his two targets during Sunday's 30-16 loss at Green Bay.
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Offensive role shrinking
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
November 24, 2020
Hightower wasn't targeted during Sunday's loss to the Giants.
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