Prospect Profile: Antrel Rolle

Antrel Rolle School: Miami-Fl
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 201 40: 4.49 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors every season since his sophomore campaign. Senior totals included 58/1/6 after a junior campaign of 51/2/7.

Positives: Nice-sized, physical cornerback with the abilities to shut down opponents. Quick transitioning off the line, displays solid footwork in reverse and positions himself to defend the throw. Aggressive throughout the route, strong at the point and outmuscles or beats down opponents to defend the throw. Quick arriving on the scene, and displays an excellent break on the pass. Locates the ball in the air, times defenses well, and instinctive. Fires up the field in run defense and flies around the ball. Excellent special teams player who stands out on coverage units.

Negatives: Has difficulty in zone and misreads assignments. Hesitant reacting to receivers' moves off the line. Lacks the second gear and struggles running with receivers laterally.

Analysis: A physically gifted defender, Rolle possesses early first round abilities. Predominantly a press cover cornerback, the inability to play backed off the line of scrimmage or in a zone situation could cause him to slip further in the draft than his skills would warrant. Regardless, if used in the proper system at the next level, he should be a productive defensive back right out of the gate.

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