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Dolphins pick Leonte Carroo in third round

The Miami Dolphins have traded back into the third round.

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With the 86th pick overall pick, the Miami Dolphins selected wide receiver Leonte Carroo. The selection will give the Dolphins some depth at an already stacked wide receiver position. The Dolphins traded back up into the third round to select him.

Trade Details: So Miami got the Vikings 86th pick. Miami has given up their 2016 6th round pick and 2017's 3rd and 4th round selections.


Has desired NFL size. Targeted by his quarterbacks at a high rate over last three seasons and was up to the challenge. Consistently productive. Averaged over 20 yards per catch over last two seasons and 31 of his 122 catches went for 25-plus yards. Finished with 29 touchdowns over three seasons. Strong ball tracker who can adjust to off-target deep balls and run under them. Can sell cornerback on the vertical route and then break it off suddenly while working back to the throw. Natural, reliable hands catcher who snatches the ball away from his body. Able to make contested catches. Uses plus balance and footwork to accelerate out of his breaks and create separation. Improved his release against press coverage by varying approaches and improving initial footwork. Gets upfield immediately after the catch and has size to finish with an extra yard or two tacked on. Played in scheme that required him to be a willing and competitive run blocker. Team captain. Willing to play with pain. Missed two games due to high ankle sprain, but came back early and played hurt over final three games of the season.


His gaudy yards per catch numbers are a function of Rutgers play-­action passing attack more than his speed deep. Rarely outruns cornerbacks and struggles to get over the top and stack them. Is a little too upright into his routes and hip stiffness limits ability to run sharp out-breaking and in-breaking routes. Has had his struggles against physical, press­-man cover men with length. Was completely ineffective and nearly shut out in 2014 against Michigan State’s Trae Waynes. Scouts have concerns regarding Carroo's personal character and reliability. Suspended two games for his role in a simple assault charge involving a domestic dispute and missed the first half of the first game after being suspended for missing curfew.

Dolphins Needs

1. Running back
2. Linebacker
3. Defensive tackle
4. Defensive end
5. Depth at Guard, Wide receiver, Tight end, Cornerback

Dolphins picks

Round 1 (13th overall) - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
Round 2 (38th overall) - Traded up - Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
Round 3 (73rd overall) - Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
Round 3 (86th overall) - Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
Round 5 (147th overall)
Round 7 (227th overall)
Round 7 (231st overall)

NFL Draft Round Start Times

Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 29th, 7pm ET
Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 30th, 12pm ET

Selection Time Limits

Round 2: 7 minutes per pick
Round 3-6: 5 minutes per pick
Round 7: 4 minutes per pick
Compensatory picks: 4 minutes per pick