Colts Show Interest in Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo at Senior Bowl

Jan 27, 2016; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad wide receiver Leonte Carroo of Rutgers (84) catches a pass during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 27, 2016; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad wide receiver Leonte Carroo of Rutgers (84) catches a pass during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports /
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According to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun, the Indianapolis Colts have been among one of the teams that have shown significant interest in Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo:

In his senior season with the Scarlet Knights, Carroo caught 39 receptions for 809 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns despite battling a number of physical injuries.

Jan 26, 2016; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad wide receiver Leonte Carroo of Rutgers (84) runs the ball after a catch in a drill during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 26, 2016; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad wide receiver Leonte Carroo of Rutgers (84) runs the ball after a catch in a drill during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports /

The 5’11”, 217 pound wideout is currently projected to be an early round pick in this year’s NFL Draft.

Carroo is currently ranked as ProFootballFocus #4 ranked wideout and ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. has him as his 6th best rated wide receiver respectively.

However, before Colts fans decide to take their pitchforks and flaming torches down to Colts headquarters for taking yet another skill position player early in the NFL Draft–Phillip Dorsett I’m looking at you!

Keep in mind that the team is clearly just performing their due diligence on Carroo like many other NFL teams.

The former Scarlet Knights standout was reportedly impressing in Senior Bowl practices, before injuring his ankle–which will likely shut him down for the remainder of the week: