Dolphins signing Wilson clearly shows what they think of Leonte Carroo

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 26: Wide Receiver Leonte Carroo
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 26: Wide Receiver Leonte Carroo /

The Miami Dolphins are signing former Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson on Wednesday afternoon according to reports. It clearly shows what they think of Leonte Carroo.

In 2016 the Miami Dolphins sat in their second floor war room on draft day. They had no third round pick and wanted the former Rutger’s receiver so they made a trade. A big trade. A trade that would be a huge mistake.

Miami sent their 6th round pick in 2016 and a 3rd and 4th round pick in 2017’s draft to move up for Carroo. The trade raised eyebrows but it was an indication that Miami was looking for a receiver that would compliment Jarvis Landry and maybe eventually replace him. As it turned out, they were wrong.

In his rookie season, Carroo didn’t see the field. Not significantly. He caught three passes at seasons end for 29 yards and a touchdown. Earlier in the year he was passed over in favor of undrafted rookie Rashawn Scott.

In 2017 Carroo’s ability to get on the field didn’t change much. He caught 7 passes and combined over two seasons registered 98 total yards. In other words, Carroo hasn’t been all that impressive.

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Pointing to Landry it was clear that Carroo would have a hard time getting on the field but when the Dolphins parted ways with Landry last week, Carroo was in line for more opportunities. That now is not the case and Carroo’s future with the Dolphins may be over by the time the season starts although he will likely hang around on the inactive list.

Miami is set to sign Albert Wilson to a three year $24 million contract and he will likely play the slot roll that Landry occupied. Miami is skipping over Carroo again and that isn’t surprising.

The lesson here that Miami can’t seem to figure out is rolling the dice by trading draft picks can work when the player you are targeting has high potential and not trading up for a player who is considered average or developmental.