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Eagles draft WR John Hightower with the 168th overall pick

The Eagles selected Boise State wide receiver John Hightower with the 168th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

At 6-1, 189 pounds, the 23-year-old senior caught 51 receptions for 943 yards, an average of 18.5 yards per catch, and eight touchdowns in 2019. He was a second-team All-Mountain West Conference selection as both a wide receiver and as a kick returner.

In his two seasons at Boise State, Hightower finished with 82 grabs for 1,447 yards (17.6 yards per catch) and 14 receiving touchdowns. Factoring in his return duties, Hightower compiled 2,606 all-purpose yards in his two seasons with 317 yards rushing and 840 as a returner. He also scored one touchdown as a returner and had another called back due to penalty.

The Landover, Maryland native played for two years at Hinds Community College in Mississippi before landing at Boise State. He didn't make the football team at Hinds in 2015, his first year on campus. Hightower was also a track star at Hinds, running the 400-meter hurdles.

More to come including reaction from Hightower as well as from the Eagles.

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