Rob Rolle

Villanova
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Prospect Info

College
Villanova
Hometown
Class
Newfield, NJ
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
195 lbs
32 7/8”
Hands
9 1/8”

Prospect Grade

4.90
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade
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Rolle was a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection in 2016 after leading the Football Championship Subdivision with seven interceptions (also posting 63 tackles and five pass breakups in 13 starts). He suffered a torn ACL four games into his senior season (14 tackles, 1.5 for loss, two pass breakups) and took a medical redshirt. He returned to the field for 10 starts in 2018, posting 53 stops and two pass breakups as a team captain. Rolle was a reserve his first two years with the Wildcats, playing 12 games as a true freshman (12 tackles, one PBU) and 11 contests the following season (18 tackles, one for loss).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
Overview
Long-armed, traits-based safety whose lack of instincts and coverage fundamentals limits his opportunities to convert the traits into ball production. Rolle has played both safety spots and over the slot, but he's better-suited to play near the line of scrimmage where his speed and ability to tackle can be utilized without exposing him in coverage situations as much. He's still a project but does offer special teams help right away.
Strengths
  • Experience as both safety spots and over the slot
  • Elite traits for the position
  • Ran 4.49 with exceptionally long arms
  • Able to get his hands on throws others won't
  • Has a big, downhill burst as a tackler
  • Able to range from sideline to sideline as down safety
  • Quick reactive responses to open-field slashers
  • Drives through ball carrier's thighs as wrap-up tackler
Weaknesses
  • Troubling lack of ball production
  • Poor fundamentals with coverage footwork
  • Can be passive as a playmaker
  • Doesn't attack the football when it’s in the air
  • Lacks patience and route recognition
  • Too many false steps and early hip declarations
  • Inconsistent racing downhill to cut off angles for runners

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league