PFF scouting report: Keyarris Garrett, WR, Tulsa
Below is the PFF draft profile for Tulsa’s Keyarris Garrett, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.
Outside wide receiver; spent 1,073 of his 1,126 snaps at right wide receiver in 2015.
Stats to know:
Dropped just three of the 99 catchable passes thrown his way in 2015.
What he does best:
• Big frame and knows how to use it as a deep threat, picking up 725 yards and seven touchdowns on passes thrown 20 yards or further downfield.
• Big improvement in terms of drops from 2014 to 2015; dropped just three of the 99 catchable passes thrown his way in 2015, after dropping eight from 55 in 2014.
• Can make people miss once the ball is in his hands; forced 21 missed tackles on 96 receptions. Again, this was a massive improvement from 2014, where he forced just two from 47 receptions.
• Big-play threat, with at least one reception of 20 yards or more in 11 of 13 games played in 2015.
• Caught all 35 catchable passes thrown his way on hitch-routes in 2015, picking up 377 yards in the process.
• Limited route-tree in college based on usage. Slant, go-, post- and hitch-routes accounted for 1,435 (90.7 percent) of his receiving yards last season.
• Very limited versatility in terms of position in college; 95.3 percent of his 1,126 snaps in 2015 came at right wide receiver.
• As good as his hands were in 2015, they were bad in 2014—eight drops from 55 catchable passes and a the third-worst drop rate of any receiver in this draft class that season.
There’s a lot to like about Garrett, as well as some issues that may cause teams to pause, though they may not all be entirely his fault. His usage in college made him appear limited to certain aspects, but he really stood out in those areas. As a massive target who can go up and win the ball downfield, he’s going to be an interesting proposition for teams once we get to the second day of the NFL draft.