Friday, April 29, 2016

In the 3rd round with Pick #86 The Dolphins select Leonte Carroo WR/Rutgers

The Dolphins make a bold move and a trade with Minnesota to trade back up into Round 3 and select WR Leonte Carroo. Leonte is a strong route runner and put up some big numbers at Rutgers. He doesn't have great speed but has good hands and is a very smart player. Reminds me a bit of Jarvis Landry in that his combine numbers don't jump off the page but he is a smart player who makes plays. Was a true leader on Rutgers and a vocal leader. He will excel in the slot for Miami and is a WR that will have a chance to win the 4th WR job for the Dolphins and get on the field on special teams. Carroo does have character issues so I hope Miami did their due diligence and a solid background check here.

I do like this pick though as Adam Gase is an offensive minded coach and the more weapons the better. The Dolphin invested in Ryan Tannehill and you must invest around him. You fixed the o-line with the Tunsil pick in Rd 1. You bring in a speed demon with Drake as the back-up RB, and now another weapon at WR who will excel in the slot and maybe become a starter in years to come down the road.  The Dolphins got faster on offense tonight and more explosive with Drake and Carroo.

Reports as I type this are the Dolphins gave up a 3rd round pick in 2017 and a conditional 4th round pick in 2017 and a 6th round pick this year. So those compensatory picks the Dolphins are hoping to get for Lamar Miller and Olivier Vernon leaving, just were essentially traded away.

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