The Miami Dolphins traded back into the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft to add wide receiver Leonte Carroo from Rutgers with the 86th overall pick. To pick up the additional selection, Miami sent the Minnesota their 2016 sixth round pick (107th overall), along with third- and fourth-round picks in 2017.
Carroo played in 30 games at Rutgers, catching 122 passes for 2,373 yards and 29 touchdowns over four seasons. He had 39 receptions for 809 yards last year, with 10 touchdowns.
The Dolphins moved up to pick Carroo, adding him to fellow third-round selection, Alabama running back Kenyan Drake, in an effort to add the wide out, who was thought to be of interest for the New England Patriots, who held the 91st pick. Miami general manager Chris Grier explained the move back up to target Carroo after the pick, stating, "This was a target player. With the coaching staff and the scouting staff, this was a player that we held in high regard. We had him here on a 30 visit, so we spent a lot of time with this kid. And the opportunity to get someone that can contribute, we think right away, on the field, in terms of as a receiver and on special teams...Again, this is a guy we are really high on."
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