If there is one player that helped his draft stock out by staying in school one more year, it’s Tulsa wide receiver Keyarris Garrett. He was one of the most dominating receivers in the Conference USA this season and it was the Independence Bowl against a tough Virginia Tech secondary that has helped him out tremendously.
This guy is the epitome of what some teams are looking for in this pass-happy league that is the NFL. At six-foot-four and 221 pounds, he is easily one of the biggest receivers available in the 2016 NFL Draft.
During the 2015 season, Garrett nearly doubled his highest yardage total, going from 845 yards in 2012 to 1,588 yards this past season. That stat led the nation for all receivers, which is always an impressive thing to do, especially coming out of a Group of Five conference school.
Easily, his biggest performance came in the Golden Hurricane’s bowl game against the Hokies. In the 55-52 loss, Garrett caught eight passes for 137 yards and a touchdown, which turned scouts’ heads faster than you could say “Touchdown Tulsa.”
He has drawn some comparisons to Andre Johnson with the way he can go up and grab passes out of the air. Being that he isn’t far from AT&T Stadium, wouldn’t it be nice to see Garrett team up with Tony Romo and Dez Bryant?
He has shown that he has all the pieces any team would love to add to their receiving corps, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Garrett as an early Day 2 selection.
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