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NFL Combine: Tulsa WR Keyarris Garrett Impresses Scouts With Size & Speed

Tulsa Hurricane wideout shows why he is ready for the NFL

Keyarris Garrett impresses at the combine with good speed and great hands.
Keyarris Garrett impresses at the combine with good speed and great hands.
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In Indianapolis he's known only as "WR016".

In the Twitter world he's @Key_Garrett1.

On Instagram - itskgarrett.

NFL scouts at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis who didn't have Tulsa's Keyarris Garrett on their short-list of wide receivers know exactly who he is now. The 6'3"/220 pound wideout turned heads at the NFL Combine Saturday morning with unofficial 40-times of 4.51 and 4.59 while standing tall during pass catching drills.

Garrett made a huge impression on Matthew Coca of CBS Sports as noted in his tweet below:

TODD MCSHAY’S GUIDE TO EVERY COMBINE DRILL has Garrett's 40-time spot on with the combine's 5-year average for wide receivers. Add Garrett's bulk and height and his draft grade easily rises a few notches.

College defensive backs surely will never forget who Garrett is. In 2015 he led the nation in receiving yards (1,451) and was second in yards per game (120.9).

Battling injuries throughout his college career, Garrett proved he can play the position with excellence and dominate the game with his large frame when healthy. His senior year resume includes six 100+ receiving games, including two games with over 200 yards. The Dangerfield, Texas native had a career-best 268 yards and three TDs on 14 receptions against #16 Navy, totaled 216 yards and one TD on 10 catches in Tulsa's 45-34 win over Tulane and recorded 189 yards receiving and one touchdown on 14 receptions against #16 Oklahoma.

Various scouting reports compare Keyarris Garrett to a physical playmaker in the mold of a Randy Moss; lacking that blazing speed you'd want from a premier receiver but making up for it with outstanding hands and a tremendous leaping ability.

Prior to his combine workout, scouts projected Keyarris Garrett as a low third to a high fifth round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. With today's early returns he may just have bumped his stock up to a high 3rd round selection.