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Dolphins trade batch of draft picks to take Rutgers wideout Leonte Carroo

In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 file photo, Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo (4) runs with the ball during an NCAA college football game against Norfolk State in Piscataway, N.J.
In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 file photo, Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo (4) runs with the ball during an NCAA college football game against Norfolk State in Piscataway, N.J. AP

Leonte Carroo couldn’t hear.

And he probably couldn’t care less.

Carroo, on the phone with Miami reporters after the Dolphins traded up to take him, was trying to answer a question when NFL Network finally announced his name.

Friends and family on his end of the line went wild.

The Dolphins hope their fans react the same way for the Rutgers wide receiver on Sundays.

After making two need picks earlier in the day, the Dolphins sent present and future assets to the Vikings for the 86th overall pick to secure a luxury pick at arguably their deepest position.

“This was a best player available pick,” said general manager Chris Grier.

Carroo surely agrees.

“I'm a much faster Anquan Boldin,” Carroo said.

For Carroo, the Dolphins sent Minnesota their sixth-rounder (186th overall) and a third and fourth-rounder in 2017. That fourth-round pick can be a compensatory selection, should the Dolphins receive one.

The 6-foot, 211-pound wideout went over 1,000 yards receiving as a junior and caught 10 touchdown passes as a senior.

He’s the young guy in a receivers room that includes Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills.

“You're adding another alpha personality,” Grier said. “It should be interesting.”

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