Christa’s Scouting Report: Leonte Carroo

Height: 6’1
Weight: 215

Overview: Leonto Carroo is a senior who plays wide receiver for Rutgers University. Currently, he has a career total of 107 catches for 2,091 yards and 28 touchdowns. In 2014, Carroo was named Rutgers MVP on offense. Last year, he had 55 catches for 1,086 yards helping earn All-Big Ten honors. Carroo was also voted one of the team captains by his teammates in the beginning of the 2015 season.

Photo credit: NJ.com

Photo credit: NJ.com

Strengths: Has ideal size at the wide receiver position. An overall great athlete. A possession type wide receiver who displays great speed for his size at the wide receiver position. Knows how to track the football well. A good run blocker. Great hands, very rarely drops the football. Has played well and produced against bigger competition. A smart football player, who knows how to use his speed to his advantage.

Weaknesses: Off field problems during the 2015 season. His character could be in question. Could improve on his route running skills. Only has straight line speed.

My NFL Comparison: Carolina Panthers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery. Why Cotchery? Both Carroo and Cotchery are similar in size. Also, both share similar traits. For example, they both have great hands, good ball skills, and know how to track the football well.

Projected Round (2016): Between a 4th and a 5th round draft pick. Off field issues during his 2015 season could make him fall in the draft, however he is a big difference maker for the Rutgers offense. Could potentially be a steal if he falls in the draft.

Bottom Line: Carroo has the tools and intangibles you want in a wide receiver. An overall good athlete who knows how to make plays. He is also versatile who can also make plays on special teams.

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