Surprisingly enough, the New England Patriots signed Austin Carr as an undrafted rookie free agent back in 2017. He didn’t last long in New England and was signed by the New Orleans Saints, where he has spent the first three years of his NFL career.
Carr is a young 26-year-old who is coming from a Drew Brees-led offense. Although he did not play much, it’s fair to assume that Carr learned a lot from being teammates with Michael Thomas — who just set the NFL record for the most receptions in a season — and quarterback Drew Brees, who is the NFL’s all-time passing leader.
It’s worth mentioning that Carr has the build of the prototypical NFL slot receiver. He is 6’0 and 200 lbs, and according to Playerprofile.com, Carr’s 10.77 agility score ranks him in the 93rd percentile in the NFL.
Bringing in Carr would be a solid addition despite making him the sixth undrafted receiver on the Patriots roster. But what separates Carr from the rest of the pack in that regard is his experience — even if it is in a limited capacity.
Carr is versatile and could play multiple roles for the Pats, similar to the dynamic duo of Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.