Kirk Merritt, WR, Arkansas State

He held a private pro day with measurements by former NFL scout Joe Cox. It can be found on video.

Height: 5’11

Weight: 208

Hands: 10 1/4

Arms: 32 1/4

Bench: 23

40: 4.33

Shuttle: 4.05

3 cone: 7.12

Broad: 11’3

Vert: 45.5"

He ran low 4.4 40 in high school, 43 power throw (the highest of the event), and posted a 45.8" vertical. He is an absolute freak athlete with ball skills and great RAC/return ability as well.

At Arkansas State he posted: 83 rec / 1,005 yd / 7 TD in 2018 and 70 rec / 806 yd / 12 TD in 2019.

This guy was a major recruit who signed with Oregon out of high school then left for A&M due to homesickness/WR depth, then got kicked out of A&M for flashing two college tutors (though he was only charged with two class B misdemeanors and no sexual misconduct). So he’s got some pretty obvious character flaws. But he could be a hidden gem, and any team that can look past the character issues could be getting a very good WR in a loaded class. Might be a guy the Chiefs try to target late in the draft, like Tyreek Hill.

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Nice find!
Thanks for sharing.

He had a ton of hype when he was here. Everybody thought he was going to be the next superstar offensive player to come through the UofO.

That’s certainly not a great thing to have on his record but it’s nowhere close to Hill’s alleged behavior. Wouldn’t be the worst idea to take a flyer on him late depending on how he interviewed.