Myron Rolle is getting a lot of attention in the pre-combine weeks. It is said he can run a 4.40, weighs 218, is 6'0" ft tall and fast enough to cover sideline to sideline. He was pretty good in his short time in college. He played two years and had 23 consecutive starts. It is said he became a starter in the 3rd game of his sophomore year and was not really challenged at his position by anyone in the either year he played.
He should be one of the top five safeties. Why isn't he? His ability isn't the problem. The startling fact is that his career options are almost unlimited.
He is studying to be a brain surgeon, and is expected by many influential people abroad to be a leader nationally and in his parents home country the Bahamas. So the question is, how important is playing pro football going to be to him? And how many years will he want to play?
Many are criticizing him for leaving in his senior year. But he was offered one of the premiere scholarships in the world. I think he made the correct choice if what I've read about him is anywhere near the truth.
How good do you think he would have been if he had played his senior year in college? Would he have been a first rounder?
He has everything needed to play the game. Talent, brains, and desire.
Will he be able to show enough at the combine to raise his draft stock? I believe the interview room is where he'll have his biggest challenge, to convince the GMs he has enough commitment, upside and is worth the risk.
Mr. Rolle was one of my favorite Steeler prospects. I was thinking he would be a great addition to the team, and could be a Pro-Bowl type player.