Saints NFL Draft Prospects: Searching for the next Marques Colston

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Keyarris Garrett
Sep 19, 2015; Norman, OK, USA; Tulsa Golden Hurricane wide receiver Keyarris Garrett (1) is pursued by Oklahoma Sooners safety Steven Parker (10) during the second quarter at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports /

NFL Draft prospect: Keyarris Garrett
School: Tulsa
Size: 6-foot-4, 221 LBS
My round projection: 3

Garrett emerged into an absolutely dominant receiving threat in 2015, racking up 96 catches for a staggering 1,588 yards and eight touchdowns, including a superb Independence Bowl performance against Virginia Tech (8-137-1).

He has the size and speed, as well as the long arms and athleticism for an excellent highlight-reel catch radius to go up and get the high ball.  He’s also one of the more underrated receivers in this draft, and people beginning to take notice.

He needs to learn to play up to his size more consistently, which could give him trouble against some of the bigger, more physical defensive backs in the NFL.  He could improve in gaining yards after the catch, but the proper care under a solid coaching staff in New Orleans could quickly better his game.

Garrett could easily be one of the bigger steals in the upcoming draft as a very intriguing prospect for teams in need of a big red-zone target that can also stretch the field (16.5 yards per catch in 2015, per ESPN stats).

He dominated Oklahoma’s stout defense, but watch him against Memphis, a game where he reeled in 14 catches for 286 yards and three touchdowns:

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