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Miami Dolphins trade back into third round, pick Leonte Carroo

It was supposed to be over for the Dolphins today after they made their third round pick. But was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?


(Spare me the complaints and go watch Animal House).

So the Dolphins traded back into the draft's third round (No. 86 overall) and selected wide receiver Leonte Carroo of Rutgers. I really like this pick. The Dolphins gave up their sixth-round pick this year (186th) and a third and a fourth round pick in 2017.

"I catch the ball very well," Carroo said of his traits. "I'm a very confident receiver that makes plays. I had 29 career touchdowns and only three career drops."

Carroo was one of the 30 players who visited. Another team that loved Carroo?

The New England Patriots.

"This is a highly competitive kid who loves football ... He'll compete for playing time right away," General manager Chris Grier said.

Grier said Carroo brings "an alpha personality."

"I'm a very confident guy and I put in the work to have success," Carroo said.

Carroo said his favorite wide receiver growing up Marvin Harrison but said, "I'm a much faster Anquan Boldin" because, he said, he's "very physical but also have the ability to go deep when asked to do so."

Carroo joins a young receiver corps that includes Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills.