2016 NFL Draft Patriots Profile: Leonte Carroo
As you are well aware, the New England Patriots are keen on players from the Rutgers pipeline. Keep an eye on Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo as the 2016 NFL Draft nears.
Considering the cloud of doubt surrounding the wide receiver position outside of Julian Edelman, the Patriots may very well be in the hunt for a pass catcher in the 2016 NFL Draft. As detailed by Musket Fire’s Jaydeen Allen earlier this week, the Patriots may be parting ways with one or both of Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola (LaFell because of slumping play, Amendola because of the hefty price tag). Should either one of those guys depart, the Patriots will need to add another weapon to the receiving corps.
Even if LaFell and Amendola stick around, the Patriots would benefit from introducing a young, talented wideout into the training camp competition. UMass product Tajae Sharpe was pondered over earlier in the week, and Carroo also comes to mind as an intriguing option.
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A possession receiver with an NFL frame, Carroo would complement Edelman and Rob Gronkowski nicely. Basically, if the Patriots deem Carroo capable of filling the role that LaFell flourished in during the Super Bowl XLIX run, they may seriously considering nabbing him in the third or fourth round.
For more reading on the possibility of Carroo to New England, see what the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian see why the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian thinks the Pats should roll on the dice on Carroo despite their yucky recent track record drafting wideouts. Also, read read Doug Kyed’s piece on Carroo staying in touch with his old Rutgers teammates who are current Patriots, such as Logan Ryan, Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon.
Stay tuned on Musket Fire for further coverage of the 2016 NFL Draft within a Patriots context.