Photo of Chase Roullier
Drafted By: Redskins

Combine Results

Grade
5.42 ?
  • 5.54 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 97.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.47 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

The Redskins could use some competition in their interior offensive line. Roullier is a very good value here as he can kick to guard if needed and has proven to be an impact run blocker with the necessary skills to pass protect as a starter. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'4" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 312LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Great Plains schools like Wyoming, North Dakota State, etc. have made their living finding offensive linemen in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Rouiller matriculated from Burnsville High School to Cheyenne as a first-team all-state pick and an All-Metro selection by the Star-Tribune. He began showing off his versatility by starting the final three games of his redshirt freshman season at center and guard. Coaches kept him at the left guard spot over the next two seasons, and he started all 24 games, earning honorable mention All-Mountain West honors in 2014 and second-team all-conference in 2015. Roullier then moved to center for his final season, garnering first-team all-conference accolades by snapping the ball to and protecting quarterback Josh Allen and blocking for star back Brian Hill. That group helped his team reach the 2016 Mountain West Championship Game.

Analysis

Strengths

Thick lower body with big calves and thighs. Body is built to anchor. Well-schooled and technically sound. Dips and strikes opponent with upward blow from his hips at point of attack. Bends better than expected and unlocks his leverage potential. Gritty worker who uses body control and hand strength to sustain blocks. Generates momentum into down blocks and fork-lifts defensive tackles off their spots. Good power as drive blocker, but functional in space as well. Has starting experience at both guard and center. Plays to and after whistle. Physical and tough.

Weaknesses

Short arms will force him to work overtime for his NFL blocks. Wasn't challenged enough by NFL-caliber power in conference. Below average snap-to-step initial movement. May lack foot quickness to handle penetrating 1-techniques as center. Can improve balance in pass protection. Has to play with better awareness and instincts against twists. Gets caught up on first twister and can be slow to pick up the looper into his gap.

Draft Projection

Round 5-6

Sources Tell Us

"I took a quick peek at him and he's interesting because he finds ways to stay on top of his blocks. That's hard for short arm guys to do but he does a pretty good job of it. I guess we'll find out more about him at the Shrine (Game) practices." - NFC offensive line coach

Bottom Line

Lack of length will hurt his cause for some teams, but his ability to handle both guard and center duties should add to his overall draft standing. Roullier is a power-based run-blocker who plays with good leg drive and leverage to open running lanes. He could struggle to handle athletic interior linemen, but should still appeal to teams looking for a scheme flexible, power player in the later rounds.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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