School: Florida State
Projected 40-Time: 4.55
Star Rating: Grade: 68
Draft Projection: 5th Round
Star rating is based on a prospects standing (as of February 1st) in the 2010 Scout.com Draft Rankings. A prospects grade is measured on the following scale:
85-100 = 1st - 2nd
_70-84 = 3rd - 4th
_55-69 = 5th - 6th
_40-54 = 7th Round - UDFA
Strengths: Rolle is an aggressive safety who’s best in the box defending against the run. He’s intelligent on and off the field and plays hard until the whistle is blown. He shows discipline, understands his assignments and keeps the action in front of him. He plays with suddenness, flashes on the scene and delivers vicious hits. He will contribute right away on special teams. He possesses high character and is a terrific role model for any individual.
Weaknesses: He has marginal ball skills and isn’t considered a playmaker. He lacks sideline-to-sideline range and fluidity in his hips. He has to improve his cover skills and is occasionally a half-step to late getting to a spot.Steuber Says: When a draft-eligible football player hears the number 32, he usually associates it with the number of NFL teams that have an opportunity to draft him. But for Rolle, the number 32 is much more prestigious, it represents the number of American students to be named a Rhodes Scholar; Rolle was one of them. He studied at Oxford (England) this past year and missed the 2009 football season, but he recently showed up at the Senior Bowl in the best shape of any prospect. Rolle is an intelligent player who has some upside, but lacks agility and doesn’t transition well in coverage. His lack of agility and cover skills make him a liability at the next level and will probably keep him from being a starter.
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