Miami WR Leonte Carroo may not make the 53-man roster

Carroo's rookie season saw him targeted only six times in the passing game.

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Miami WR Leonte Carroo may not make the 53-man roster


  • According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, it is “far from certain” that 2016 third-round WR Leonte Carroo even makes the Dolphins’ 53-man roster.
  • Last season, had Carroo’s overall grade of 54.9 qualified, he would have ranked 97th out of 115 receivers.
  • It was a small sample size, as he was only targeted six times last year, but Carroo’s passer rating when targeted of 63.5 ranked him 157th out of 202 receivers.
  • Although he did miss some time in his final college season due to injuries, in 2015, among qualified receivers, Carroo ranked second in the country in yards per route run with 4.65.

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  • Stephen Carroll

    WTF. Didn’t the Fins give up multiple picks to move up and grab him? Wasn’t he touted as a Boldin type player. I doubt they would cut him loose after one season. It’s not like he was atrocious.

    • chewee

      He didn’t have a chance to prove that he is atrocious (or otherwise).

      • Andre Taylor

        That is true, more than likely it is more about sheer numbers

    • tarniman

      This may have something to do with off the field. Maybe the guy has bad work ethics or attitude. As far as on the field I think this guy can play….he didn’t get many opportunities…The one play I remember from him was him catching a pass and basically running through an arm tackle for a TD.

      • Andre Taylor

        There has not been any reports to suggest that Carroo has been any type of problem on or off the field, there is a strong possible that the Dolphins have numbers at the position. Then they got a steal with rookie Isiah Ford in the 7th round

        • corners

          exactly. Fords probably better, and Grant plays special teams.

          • Andre Taylor

            No i dont think its necessarily that Ford is better than Carroo, its all a numbers game. Why pay a 3rd round pick 3rd round money, when the Dolphins can get the same production and pay a 7th round pick 7th round money. This report was never about Carroo not making the 53 man roster, it was to indirectly put the word out that they were willing to trade Carroo. Its not like either Carroo or Ford will come in and take one of the 3 starting positions, both would be 4th or 5th on the depth chart unless of course one of the starters are injured, or one just blows the coaching staff away in camp. The Dolphins can possibly get a 4th or 5th round pick for Carroo, to recoup the picks they gave up to get him. I liked him coming out of Rutgers, he is a big, strong, physical possession WR, Carroo isn’t going to be a consistent vertical threat. However he could grow into a Anquan Boldin, or Brandon Marshall type of WR. HC Adam Gase runs a 3 WR,down the field type of offense. With Jarvis Landry already their chain moving, possession receiver, more than likely Carroo isn’t a good fit for his offense. As a diehard Baltimore Raven fan, Carroo would be a nice compliment to speed WR’s Mike Wallace and Breshard Perriman. Giving QB Joe Flacco another possession receiver to go along with Wallace and Perriman’s speed, working the short to intermediate part of the field with TE Dennis Pitta.

  • gofins60

    Miami traded up and gave away two future (2017) picks for this guy at a time when they needed all of their picks to rebuild a roster full of too many below-average players. And, now he might not even make the team? The decision-makers in Miami are detrimental to the success of the team.

    • Eric Spring

      The Dolphins were 10-6 last year with these “decision_makers.” The franchise is clearly headed in the right direction. Check out a few games this season and you’ll see. Oh, and I almost forgot, it is the first week of practice. I wouldn’t take these reports too seriously.

      • gofins60

        Yes, they were 10-6 last year, but only because they won a few squeakers that they would normally lose… in other words, they got lucky! This was a team that beat the Browns only because Cleveland’s kicker missed 3 FGs. And, yet again, those decision makers didn’t put enough effort into rebuilding the o-line. They finally replaced the overpaid and oft-injured Albert, but they are still relying on the overpaid and oft-injured Pouncey. That said, it is possible that they’re headed in the right direction, but I have no faith in Tannenbaum to lead the way!

        • Eric Spring

          It’s “any given Sunday” in the NFL. Coaches and players don’t care how the wins come and I think your doing yourself a disservice as a fan by over analyzing these things. Those “squeaker” wins you point out, that the Phins didn’t use to win, are evidence that the culture is changing in Miami. This is the second year of a process that seems to be headed in the right direction. Enjoy the ride!

        • corners

          “! This was a team that beat the Browns only because Cleveland’s kicker missed 3 FGs”

          Ok, which games did they lose that they should have won last year? Cant have it both ways

        • Andre Taylor

          Are you a Dolphin fan? First and foremost a win in the NFL is a win, i don’t care if its by 1 point because of a safety. This same team beat Pittsburgh thoroughly, the same Pittsburgh that is one of the favorite’s to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. This team is less about Tannenbaum and more about HC Adam Gase and the progress they made. Last time i checked 10-6 was a winning record, and pretty damn good.

      • NorthLeft

        Agreed, a little early to cut loose a third round pick in his second year. This sounds like a designed “leak” from the team to try and get Caroo’s attention.

    • corners

      “And, now he might not even make the team? The decision-makers in Miami are detrimental to the success of the team.”

      Lots of people didn’t agree with the cost, but can you point out other big issues the decision makers have screwed up this and last offseason?