Any player who passes up his senior year in college football to pursue academics at Oxford in England as a Rhodes Scholar, has his…stuff…together. Besides being brilliant and having his priorities straight, Rolle is described as having great ball-hawking and coverage skills all while being a relatively big dude (6’2″ 218). Given Bigby’s decent but not exceptional play, I could see going after Rolle in the first round – if nothing else it would add depth and protect us in case Bigby/Collins get hurt or if Bigby fizzles and gets released next year when his contract is up. And, if Collins and Bigby light it up, he could be developed and possibly be traded out at some point.
Some scout-types are trying to get worked up saying that he’s been out of football for a year so he may have trouble getting back into it. I don’t think that’s an issue at all for someone like Rolle. If he’d been injured and out of football for a year or if he had to sit out his senior year for failing in school maybe. But for this guy, missing a year of football won’t matter at all because he’ll have the smarts to prepare himself for the upcoming season.