Saints NFL Draft Prospects: Searching for the next Marques Colston

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Geronimo Allison
Sep 13, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini wide receiver Geronimo Allison (8) signals for a touchdown after his touchdown catch against the Washington Huskies during the third quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

NFL Draft prospect: Geronimo Allison
School: Illinois
Size: 6-foot-4, 200 LBS
My round projection: 6

Aside from having the coolest name in the draft, Geronimo Allison could become a great red-zone threat at the next level.  With excellent size, length and an ideal athletic build, he’s able to attack the jump ball and contest his defenders.

He won’t blow you away with speed and he must work hard to improve his below-average route-running.  His hands can be an issue at times as well, and the ability to consistently stretch the field is not there.  Like most projects, improvements can be made in the NFL with good coaching.  The Saints’ staff usually finds a way to get the best out of their receivers.

Allison stood out at the Shrine Game after reeling in 65 catches for 882 touchdowns and three touchdowns in the regular season.  However, his end-zone scoring numbers don’t show his true potential.  Garrett has a lot to work on, but his ceiling is above average.  The Saints may want to consider him for his potential and leadership qualities alone in day three of the 2016 NFL Draft.

You can see Geronimo’s potential here, but this is only his highlights, which shows none of his flaws.

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