Figurs started his college career at Garden City(KS) CC. He landed in Manhattan with three years to play, and had an immediate impact for the Wildcats. In 2003, he had 31 receptions for 483 years and two touchdowns. His numbers dipped as a junior where he only caught 14 balls for 243 yards and a touchdown. Figurs closed his career with his best all around year. He had 28 catches for 418 yards and three touchdowns, and earned All Big 12 honors as a punt returner averaging 12.2 yards per punt return.
Figurs is a big play waiting to happen. He has tremendous speed, quickness, and agility and is a threat to make a big play any time he touches the football. He is arguably the fastest player in the draft. Figurs also brings big play ability on special teams, and could be a standout return man in the NFL.
Size is the biggest issue with Figurs. He has a small build, and is not very strong. Physical defensive backs can really shut him down as a receiver. He is probably only suited for slot duty as a wide receiver.
For a team looking to add some speed and playmaking ability to their receiving corp and special teams, Figurs is a solid option on Day Two. His potential is limited as a receiver, but he has the talent to make an impact as a reserve receiver and return man.