NFL Combine: 5 wide receivers for New Orleans Saints to watch

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Dec 26, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini wide receiver Geronimo Allison (8) catches a pass against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in the Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium. Louisiana Tech beat Illinois 35-18. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 26, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini wide receiver Geronimo Allison (8) catches a pass against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in the Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium. Louisiana Tech beat Illinois 35-18. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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Tajae Sharpe
Oct 24, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Massachusetts Minutemen wide receiver Tajae Sharpe (1) is tackled by Toledo Rockets safety Rolan Milligan (24) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports /

Name: Tajae Sharpe
School: UMass
Size: 6-foot-2, 189 LBS
Projected Round: 4-5

Another underrated prospect, Sharpe has good length and hands, quick feet, and is a great route-runner.  The New Orleans Saints like character players, and Sharpe is a great fit in that department as well.

He’s a bit underweight and lacks the ideal strength, hands and ball skills to consistently overpower and contest the opposition.  However, according to NFL.com, he takes coaching well, and the Saints have an excellent staff to help him improve his weaknesses.

His small hands and thin build could scare away coaches and scouts in the early rounds, but Sharpe’s high ceiling could have certain teams intrigued, including the Saints.

Sharpe was the go-to man at UMass, breaking numerous school records including single-season receptions, career receptions, and career receiving yards.  One might say he was the Marques Colston of UMass?

Sharpe finished his senior year with a staggering 111 catches for 1,319 yards and five touchdowns, posting six double-digit catch games and six games with at least 138 yards receiving.  He may draw some looks from coaches and scouts.

Next: Geronimo Allison

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