Breaking Down WR Leonte Carroo and OL Vadal Alexander

Leonte Carroo – WR – Rutgers Carroo is a fourth year senior and a two year starter for Rutgers. Missed time this season due to a suspension (assault) and a high ankle sprain. Still caught 39 passes for 809 yards and 10 touchdowns this year. In 2014 he finished with 55 receptions for 1086 yards and 10 touchdowns. Was voted a team Co-Captain. Size – 6004 – 200 – 4.50 (all estimates) Strong Points – Well built with good arm length. Good athlete. Strong hands, can snatch ball. Adjusts well to the ball. Good route runner, can uncover versus man and zone. Strong runner after the catch, willing blocker. Weak Points – Does not have an explosive release, has some tightness in his hips. Short strider. Off field issues have to be looked into. Missed time with an ankle injury Summation – A productive two year starter who plays bigger than his measured size. Needs to become a bit more explosive off the line but for the most part he is a good runner who can uncover versus man and zone. He has good hands, can adjust to the ball and will compete in traffic. Strong runner after the catch. Will need a period of adjustment but should become an eventual starter in the league. His ceiling is as a number two receiver for a club. Vadal Alexander – OL – LSU Vadal is a fourth year senior and a four year starter. Played right tackle as a freshman and a senior while he started at left guard as a sophomore and a junior. Size – 6060 – 330 – 5.30 (all estimates) Strong Points – Four year starter with position versatility. Massive man with strength. Productive as a run blocker and pass blocker. Can get movement with run blocks. Good feet and balance. Weak Points – Just an average athlete, can be inconsistent getting to blocks on the second level. Doesn’t have the range required to be a top tackle. More strong than explosive, don’t see much snap through his hips. Summation – A productive four year starter at two different positions. Big and massive with strength. Might need to lose 10 pounds to be more effective in space and become more explosive. He is well coached and plays hard. Probably won’t start as a rookie but will dress on Sunday because of  his position versatility. I see him becoming a starter by year two. His best position is most likely guard because of his athletic limitations. Follow Greg on Twitter @greggabe

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