Colts Have Visit Scheduled with Tulsa WR Keyarris Garrett
According to DraftInsider.Net’s Tony Pauline, the Indianapolis Colts have expressed interest in Tulsa wide receiver Keyarris Garrett and even have a future team visit scheduled:
"“Position work is still going on, but there’s a definite buzz building around Garrett, who entered the season graded as a street free agent,” writes Pauline. “Consider this: After a record-breaking senior season (96 recptions, 1,588 yards, 8 TDs) Garrett ran 4.53s in the 40 at the combine, quelling concerns about his speed. He then had a terrific positional workout. Scouts also love the fact the big-bodied receiver comes with 34 inch arms.” “Garrett already has visits set up with the Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers.”"
The 6’3″, 220 pound Garrett really did blow up in his senior season, catching 96 receptions for 1,588 receiving yards and 8 receiving touchdowns for the Golden Hurricane–earning 1st-Team All-Conference USA accolades. His 1,588 receiving yards were the most in the country among all Division I receivers.
Here’s his NFL Draft Profile for your reference:
"STRENGTHSLong-limbed and tall with sinewy build. Extreme arm length providing unique catch radius. Can go up and high-point the ball over most cornerbacks he faced. Able to stack cornerbacks and keep them out of the deep throw once he gets over top of them. Long strides and buildup speed seems to catch cornerbacks off guard on vertical routes. Had 28 catches of 20-plus yards in 2015.WEAKNESSESLong legs hinder get-off against press. Takes awhile to get into his routes and is unable to sink hips and explode out of his breaks to create separation. Has extremely small hands for a receiver his size. Charged with 13 drops over last two years. Struggles mightily to finish contested catches. Routes are basic and somewhat sloppy underneath. Too often waits on throws rather than working back to them.NFL COMPARISONRodney SmithBOTTOM LINEGarrett’s production combined with his exceptional length should catch the eyes of NFL general managers right off the bat, but tape study exposes his issues with route quickness underneath and securing contested catches. Garrett probably won’t post a blazing 40-yard dash at the combine, but he does have some vertical talent and will have to prove to teams that he can become a consistent finisher and a big-play threat in order to become an NFL contributor."
Still, having recently released veteran wideout Andre Johnson, the Colts could use a big bodied wide receiver to fill the role as their 4th wide receiver next season. There’s limited depth right now behind T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, and Phillip Dorsett.
A talented wide receiver prospect such as Garrett could make sense in the mid-late rounds of the NFL Draft.