Yes, this one is a “pie in the sky,” but there is no questioning Liggins is an incredible athlete. Considering he’s played quarterback, tight end and even defensive end at some point in his college football career, no one should doubt his ability to adapt, learn and move.
After signing with the Rebels, Hugh Freeze noted that he could be an offensive tackle in the NFL one day. However, he was needed at quarterback at the time, and that was his natural position. Then he was needed at tight end. Now, he’s needed at offensive tackle. That means he’s likely to get a lot of snaps in 2016. In fact, don’t count out him out for a starting job just yet.
After practicing at offensive tackle last spring, Liggins was forced to move back to tight end because of depth. This spring, though, he made his final move, back to tackle. After excelling this spring, he’s finally found his home. Don’t underestimate that fact. Now that Liggins is settling in at a position and can finally grow into the player he will be in the future, he’s expected to be great.
No, you won’t find him on any mock drafts, or any rankings for the 2017 NFL Draft. However, his athleticism will not go unnoticed leading up to next spring’s draft. And we all know that NFL teams love raw, untapped potential, something Liggins is overflowing with.
Even if he falls short of being a high draft pick, think Jeremy Parnell when you see Liggins. He’s a guy that could carve out a lengthy career at the next level, due to his work ethic and his knack for continual improvement.