Mekhi Garner NFL Draft

Mekhi Garner

  • CB LSU
  • Senior
  • #399
  • 6'2"
  • 212lbs
  • Prospect
  • Southeastern

2021 Season

INT

0

PD

0

TACK

5

TD

0

Prospect Summary

Mekhi Garner 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Background: 

  • University of Louisiana-Lafayette Transfer

System: 

  • Scheme tendencies: Zone 
  • 2022 projected role: Starting CB

Pros: Mekhi Garner’s best play comes when he is in zone as a defender. Garner shows to be an instinctual player and can make plays on the football. Garner does a good job of keeping himself in phase with receivers to make a play and be disruptive. In zone, Garner appears to also be a high-IQ player. Garner shows the ability to understand route concepts and properly pass things off.  Garner also shows to have good size and length, which I believe helps him in pass coverage. In 50/50 ball situations, Garner has shown that he has the length to go up and compete with receivers at the catch point.

Cons: Mekhi Garner appears to have great size and length but he needs to improve his technique in press man situations. Garner appears to be overeager to get hands on the receiver first and overpower them, but it doesn’t always work. Garner will occasionally get beat at the line of scrimmage because he over-extends his hands and loses balance. This will result in Garner losing quickly and receivers have the opportunity to run up the field freely. Garner will also get aggressive in zone defense, which makes him susceptible to double moves. Garner shows to have good upside as a player, but he needs to improve his technique and discipline to become more consistent.

Mekhi Garner NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez