DAVIE–Other than stealing Laremy Tunsil at 13th overall, the Dolphins didn’t get a ton of production from the rookies they selected in last year’s NFL Draft. Second-round pick Xavien Howard missed nine games due to injury, and Kenyan Drake and Jakeem Grant played minimal roles. That’s about it.
Miami is still waiting on receiver Leonte Carroo, whom they traded up to take in the third round. He had three catches for 29 yards and a touchdown and was a healthy scratch the final two regular-season games and the playoffs.
“Give us a grade of incomplete,” Tannenbaum said. “We’ll know in two more years. You always take three years to try and develop a player. I think that’s a reasonable amount of time. Three years is a fair number. Some guys exceed expectations.”
Nonetheless, he is optimistic about the group.
“I think we’re happy with their work ethic, their character,” Tannenbaum said. “I’m thrilled about the environment the players and coaches have created. There’s a lot of people that work really hard and want to get coached.”
Regarding Carroo, coach Adam Gase said recently he overloaded him in his rookie year and has a plan to help him contribute in the upcoming season.
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