Former Northwestern wide receiver and reigning Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year Austin Carr has agreed to a deal with the New England Patriots to sign as an undrafted free agent.
Add Big10 WR of the Year Austin Carr (Northwestern) to the list of Patriots undrafted free-agent signings.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) April 30, 2017
Many are familiar with Carr’s remarkable story as he ascended from a walk-on to one of the most productive receivers in the nation. Last year, Carr put together one of the best individual seasons in Northwestern football history as he led the Big Ten with 90 receptions, 1247 receiving yards and 12 touchdown receptions.
Despite his successful campaign in 2016, Carr was notably not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, ranking among one of the biggest snubs in the draft class. He will now have a chance to compete for a roster spot with the Patriots this summer.
Carr will likely be used as a slot receiver in training camp with the Patriots. At 6-foot-0, 202 pounds, Carr compares similarly in size to the other notable receivers on the Patriot’s roster such as Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Bill Belichick loves his slot receivers, and Carr fits that scheme as well as anybody. He will, of course, be catching passes from Tom Brady. We would usually put some stats here to illustrate how good the quarterback is, but it’s Tom Brady. He’s pretty good.
Pat Fitzgerald congratulated Carr on Twitter.
For a more in depth scouting report on Carr, check out our full draft scouting report.