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Finding Broncos: Scouting Tulsa Wide Receiver Keyarris Garrett

Next, Erick Trickel scouts a Tulsa product. He is a big and strong receiver and has the attention of many scouts. But is he a Broncos fit?

http://www.scout.com/player/139686-keyarris-garrett?s=101

Combine Results

40-YARD DASH: 4.53 SEC

BENCH PRESS: 14 REPS

VERTICAL JUMP: 36.5 INCH

BROAD JUMP: 128.0 INCH

3-CONE DRILL: 7.30 SEC

20-YARD SHUTTLE: 4.33 SEC

60-YARD SHUTTLE: 11.72 SEC

Pros

  • Has a great NFL frame and body
  • Long arms
  • Can high point the ball
  • Great initial quickness off of the snap
  • Effective route runner
  • Uses his body to keep corners away from the ball
  • On throws looking like interceptions, he becomes the defender
  • Long strider
  • Quick hands to snatch the pass
  • Great timing to go get the ball
  • Willing blocker
  • Huge catch radius

Cons

  • Gets shut down when faced with press coverage
  • Needs a lot of work to clean up his route running
  • Needs to help out his quarterback more and work back to underneath passes
  • Small hands
  • 13 drops over the last two seasons
  • Long legs hinder a lot of what he can do off of the snap
  • Long strider without good speed
  • Serious medical concerns
  • Immature on the field
  • Faced a lot of cornerbacks who are not NFL backup caliber players

Overall Thoughts

Garrett is filled with potential, but needs a lot of work to get there. He doesn’t bring value as a special teams player, which will hurt him for his rookie season. His hands are a major concern for teams, who attribute his drops to them being small.

Garrett really took advantage of the level of competition he played against, but when faced with better competition his struggles were clear. A team will fall in love with his size and potential, and likely overdraft him. Issue is, they need to be deep at receiver already in order to give Garrett the time to be coached up.

This makes Denver a good fit, as they're extremely deep at receiver and can give him time on the practice squad to get him coached up to the point he can make an impact on offense. However, Garrett will never be a No. 1, but may be best suited as a No. 3 receiver, who comes in on the outside, moving another receiver into the slot. If he can improve his routes, he could use his size as a tremendous mismatch as a slot receiver.

Broncos Round Projection: Late 6th-Late 7th

Where He Goes: Mid 5th-Mid 6th

Per sources: His small hands have rendered him undraftable by a few different teams whose scouts I have talked with.

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Erick Trickel in an Analyst for MileHighHuddle. You can find him on Twitter @Alaskan_Bronco. And be sure to like MileHighHuddle on Facebook

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