Round 3, Pick 23
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.
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