10 players the New Orleans Saints must target in the 2016 NFL Draft
Target: Kayarris Garrett
Size: 6-foot-4, 221 LBS
Projected Round: 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 are beginning to take notice. Big Easy Believer managing editor Barry Hirstius calls Garrett “Marques Colston’s clone.” After watching tape, I see Barry makes a good point.
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). The New Orleans Saints should strongly consider Garrett if he falls to them in the third round. A strong combine could bump him up much higher. His potential looks endless.
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