The acclimation process wouldn’t be overly difficult if Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo is drafted by the New England Patriots.
There already are five former Scarlet Knights on the Patriots, and Carroo regularly keeps in touch with defensive backs Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon.
“Speaking to those guys that I played with, especially Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon and (safety Devin McCourty), they always say they would love to have me and would enjoy me playing on their team again,” Carroo told reporters Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, via WEEI.com.
“I talk to Logan and Duron all the time. I played with them my freshman year. Two great players that I gave looks to on scout team as a young freshman and competed against. They told me that the Patriots (are) a hard organization, and they work hard, and I would be the right fit for their team.”
The Patriots also have former Rutgers linebackers Jonathan Freeny and Kevin Snyder on their current roster.
Carroo caught 39 passes for 809 yards with 10 touchdowns in eight games with Rutgers in 2015. He had 55 catches for 1,086 yards with 10 scores as a junior in 2014.
Carroo measured in at 6 feet, 211 pounds with 31 3/8-inch arms and 9 5/8-inch hands at the combine. The Patriots could use a big, young receiver to boost their offensive skill positions.
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