Late-round weapons to eye for the New Orleans Saints in the 2016 NFL Draft

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Nov 22, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Tulsa Golden Hurricane wide receiver Keyarris Garrett (1) makes a reception during the second quarter against the Houston Cougars at TDECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 22, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Tulsa Golden Hurricane wide receiver Keyarris Garrett (1) makes a reception during the second quarter against the Houston Cougars at TDECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Rashard Higgins
Sep 19, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado State Rams wide receiver Rashard Higgins (82) during the third quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Buffaloes defeated the Rams 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State

A third or fourth-round pick who Garrett Grayson knows very well is Rashard Higgins out of Colorado State.  This 6-foot-2, 188-pound receiver was Grayson’s number one target in 2014, as the two dominated together as a dangerous duo in the Mountain West.

Higgins finished with 1750 yards and 17 touchdowns that season.  Those numbers alone show you that he has talent.  That year, he played in a pro-style offense and showed he could run the route tree. 

Aside from being from a small school, which doesn’t matter if you’ve got talent, Higgins is a bit lean.  Expect him to put on some pounds coming into to the combine, that way he can handle the physicality of the NFL.

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