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Dolphins Draft Grade: WR Leonte Carroo

Mark Morales-Smith grades the Miami Dolphins' 3rd round selection of WR Leonte Carroo.

 Round 3, Pick 23

WR Leonte CarrooRutgers Scarlet Knights

I’m going to try not to gush about this pick but it’s going to be difficult. Once again they traded up to get a player they wanted and I couldn’t be more pleased with this decision. Many are justifiably concerned that they traded a sixth-round pick in this draft along with a four and three in 2017 for an under-the-radar player at a position which is considered arguably their greatest strength. While these questions are valid, worry not Miami Dolphins fans, this kid is a star in the making.

For a school with such underwhelming success, Rutgers pumps a ton of talent into the NFL. Many of their players go a bit overlooked. Make no mistake, New Jersey has one of the biggest surpluses of High School football talent in the nation. I graded Carroo out as the number three WR in this draft prior to the draft and believe he has the upside to be the best in the entire class.

He’s a well-built, exceptional athlete with incredible route running skills and craftiness. Unlike most WRs in this class, it’s really difficult to find a weakness in his game. The big concern is that he does have a domestic violence incident on his record. Still, college kids make mistakes. While it’s not acceptable and certainly needs to be taken into account, he also deserves a clean slate and a second chance on the next level. This kid is going to be special and I fully expect him to lock up a starting job alongside Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker by 2017.

 

FINAL DRAFT GRADE:

A-


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