Matt Harmon returns to the show for a look at the college tape of the Dolphins’ rookie.
One of the most fascinating developmental story lines this year will be the Dolphins receiving corps. DeVante Parker is an impressive athlete and he flashed those skills when put in a position to succeed in Miami’s offense. The Dolphins did this by lining Parker in the slot or off the line of scrimmage so he didn’t have to face press coverage–the young receiver’s greatest weakness as a developing pro.
In contrast, Leonte Carroo is a good, but not great athlete at the position whose game doesn’t fly off the page and impress fans the way Parker’s does. But Carroo’s game is far richer. He’s much farther along towards mastering the subtleties of the position and he’s more comfortable using his athletic talents to win a physical brand of football.
This is what Harmon and I note throughout Carroo’s tape against Michigan State and Maryland.
I’m more bullish on Carroo than Harmon but we agree that the rookie’s career outlook is more of a plus-possession type than a primary option with 1500-yard, 15-TD upside. We anticipate a long career for Carroo if he can stay healthy–and we discuss his health history at the top of the show, including information not well-known to the general public.
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